January is quickly nearing its end, and Kai Rönnberg is heading towards a busy springtime of studies. But first let’s glance back to December, and see how the MBA module New Ventures Workshop went.
In essence, work has always been about solving other people’s problems, and the human race has always been developing tools to do this more efficiently. Digitalization is just one phase in this progression and, as such, there is nothing novel about it, says brain researcher Katri Saarikivi.
Designer and creative director Johanna Uurasjärvi learned her lessons early. Take care of your own brand. If the product doesn’t sell, change it. And if in America, smile. Those lessons have taken her to the top of American design industry. Journalist Anu Partanen met Uurasjärvi in New York.
Dr. Adam Gordon writes about strategic foresight and how to do it. There is a whole toolbox of qualitative foresight tools, that range from horizon scanning to systems dynamics to scenario planning, among various options.
Big data was supposed to be the “new oil” and the smartest thing businesses can have. But researchers claim data is not of much help if you don’t know how to use it. Journalist Ville Blåfield examines what type of cultural shift it would take to be smartly data-driven.