”Jesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away…. ” the beautiful song of Beatles is forever reframed in my mind. Somehow I feel today – at my 62nd birthday – the urgent need to launch the amazing word ’Jesterday’….a conclusive notion of my feelings and wisdom of our world. Jesterday is a day when past,
This book is like a fresh breeze from emerald mountains for the dust covered masses in huge metropolises. The pure power of it comes from the independent and sharp thinking of the author and those like-minded forerunners to who’s work he also refers to. It is a book of serendipity, but moreover it is a
While the first real Autumn storm is wiping through the landscape here in Eastern Finland, bending the pines in our backyard to their limits and generating waves big like sheep on the lake, it’s great to discover from Facebook postings – thanks to Lauri Gröhn – an article about the impact of landscape in our
Please find here my guest blog in Workspace Insight publication. It’s explaining the wider context in workspace design and management issues and introduces new ways to harness serendipity in institutional settings. This is more like an introduction to the topic, it will be followed by a three part series about areas mentioned in the article.
Kontoret, Karostech and Serendipity Lab will organize the first ever “Harnessing Serendipity” workshop in Finland. Join us on 18th of June and find out how to successfully harness serendipity on individual and institutional levels! Introduction: Serendipity has recently been recognized as key source of organizational vitality. Successful global players like Google and LinkedIn are introducing
Serendipity is fundamentally personal, human and delicate. It can change one’s life either on personal and / or community level. It’s more than anything else a mental attitude, it’s about curiosity, open minded thinking and empathy. So, can it be harnessed – or even managed in institutional contexts. My answer is YES, but it’s a
Ilkka Kakko (Serendipitor) will contribute to “Coworking Europe Conference” held 8.-10.11 in Paris. He will share his experiencies in Panel discussion on Thursday 17:05 – 17:55 on the topic “Building the ecosystem for freelancers and entrepreneurs”. Then on Friday (9th) he will conduct a miniworkshop on the topic “Harnessing serendipity in coworking communities”. Welcome to