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Mikael Eriksson Björling

About digital transformation, design, creativity and lifestyle in the Networked Society.

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Game Changers

Can Motor City become Bike City? The reinvention of Detroit.

A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to visit Detroit. It is a fascinating city facing many challenges getting on its feet again, which makes it a really interesting place to visit if you want to study entrepreneurship... Continue Reading →

Cooperative transport systems – the next step in transport transformation – part 2

In my previous post I wrote about how connectivity is driving transformation in the transport business and how it’s now being built-in everything from cars and trucks to roads and parking spaces. The next phase in this transformation will be about cooperation... Continue Reading →

Cooperative transport systems – the next step in transport transformation

Today about 50 percent of the world’s population lives in cities. Most people need transport every day – to and from work, to pick the kids up at school, to go to an evening course or to meet some friends.... Continue Reading →

When are you out-of-office?

Right now I am sitting at the co-working space, Impact Hub in downtown Seattle preparing for a workshop I will lead tomorrow. I could of course have stayed in my hotel room but I prefer to get a flavor of the local... Continue Reading →

The world turned upside down

There will be many differences between the Industrial Society logic we are now leaving and the logic of the Networked Society that is now emerging. One of the differences is how we look at customers – whether they are consumers... Continue Reading →

Every day on planet Earth…

An average day on the planet Earth comprises a lot of activities, and many of those are about to change. Some 7 billion people wake up every morning to start a new day and 450,000 of the newly awakened are... Continue Reading →

Connected communities are driving a new do-ocracy

I wrote earlier about the game changers and how creative people no longer practice their hobbies in the private sphere but rather in networks and communities. The ‘maker culture’ is growing stronger and we see a growing ‘do-culture’ covering more and more... Continue Reading →

The Network is the organization

  I wrote earlier about how creative people use tools and resources found on the web to realize their ideas. We call them the Game Changers, and we found out that they organize their work using ten different networked organizational forms (see... Continue Reading →

Profiling the producers in the open marketplace

Lately, I have written a number of posts about creative individuals whose product, talent and service innovations are turning the traditional market logic upside down. Previously, homegrown innovators and artists never reached beyond their friends and family. Today, however, they are competing... Continue Reading →

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