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Prisma opens online store
The Finnish hypermarket chain Prisma launched an online store for household goods on Saturday, August 11. Prisma’s parent company S Group has previously opened two other online stores in Finland: the Sokos online beauty shop and the Kodin Terra online hardware store.
Queen of the Mountain
Namaste! In April and May of this year, I spent almost a month trekking and climbing in the Himalayas. The idea sprang from my passion for mountains and a desire to brush up on my old Scout memories. The trip was a true breakaway from my hectic daily life: for example, my phone didn’t work in the rugged mountains.
Getting Smarter in Madrid
To start, I must confess that I’m usually quite skeptical about seminars and conferences. My job makes me a large-scale consumer of events, and unfortunately they often have very little substance to offer.
Impact: Meet the Suits and Nerds
Before the Impact event, I read from somewhere: “Come to Impact 2012 and meet all the suits and nerds.” On the way to Las Vegas, I couldn’t help but wonder which group I belonged to.
Courage in the daily life of a CEO
Our company value of the month is courage. We have defined the value with these phrases: I can do even better; I have the courage to admit problems; I have the courage to take the bull by the horns. But how is this seen in my daily work as CEO?
Trust has to be earned every day
“The personnel of the best companies trust their managers, feel pride in what they do, and enjoy working with their colleagues.” This is how Great Place to Work® Institute defines a good workplace.
In which a consultant’s faith is reinvigorated
Sometimes human beings are forced to evaluate the direction they have taken. For me, personally, this happened last week at the annual IBM Lotusphere conference.
We are currently working on new service management development plans at Descom. To find ideas in support of our development, and to learn about the field's latest trends, I attended the itSMF UK 2011 conference in London, organized by the IT Service Management Forum.
Exceptional web experiences in Berlin
IBM's annual portal conference was organized this year in Berlin under the title IBM Exceptional Web Experience 2011. The event, once again, succeeded in setting, both the pace, and the direction for developing the web experience. We came home with very little energy, but fully loaded with new information and ideas.
Responsibility – what is it?
A couple of weeks ago I took part in a seminar called Strength from Responsible Choices in Jyväskylä. The seminar was well organized and full of interesting speakers, including Mr. Al Gore. But I was more inspired by the Finnish speakers, presidential candidate and former minister Sauli Niinistö in particular.