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Excited to Lead your Feelings? Powerful Lessons from Diverse Organizations

In my career, I have had the luxury to see and be part of many different people organizations, ranging from a paper mill shift to a government situation room. Although tasks are vastly different, leadership presents itself in surprisingly similar ways. The best kind of a leader is first and foremost able to bring the […]

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Scalable, Fault Tolerant and Distributed – What Makes BaseN’s Unique DNA

Those are the original principles on which we’ve built BaseN. During the last 19 years, our self-sufficiency and independence from the global cloud and singular network providers, and third parties in general has sometimes been called into question as old-fashioned and heavy. “Develop fast, fail fast, don’t own any assets, concentrate on your core business!” […]

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Antifragility in a Changing World: Wisdom for Business Resilience

During changing times like now, I often miss the discussions with my long-time mentor and board member Jan Inborr, who suddenly passed away three years ago. His 50 years in business and true devotion to training leaders has in many ways made me the CEO I am today. One of his most adamant doctrines was […]

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Softbank’s Grand Vision for Everything-as-a-Service: Now ARM-ing for the Future

Softbank, the Japanese telecom/everything provider with its 30 year business plan and 300 year strategy, recently acquired ARM Holdings with a record sum of 24 billion pounds. Not all investors were thrilled, but I think that the move is very logical, what comes to Softbank’s vision of becoming a global ‘Everything-as-a-Service’ provider. Chances are you’re not that familiar […]

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Digital Opportunism: Reshaping Corporate DNA in the Digital Era

Most larger companies and organizations we now work with have a some kind of digitalization strategy. There’s either an internal department headed by a Chief Digital Officer, VP of Digital Transformation or something similar, or there’s a bunch of consultants looking into existing products and processes. Bunch of reports are written, but the real change […]

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Lessons from 157 Years of Business Evolution, Sustainability, and Resilience

My first private sector job was at A. Ahlstrom, a Finnish, but early globalized conglomerate originally established in 1865; also a BaseN customer since 2002. At the time of my first summer job in 1986, They made all kinds of paper, packaging and wooden materials, in addition to industrial pumps and power plant/factory boilers. The […]

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Innovation Beyond Scale: Why More Data, Even the Unusual, Matters

For most of its customers, BaseN is the platform of choice for collecting vast amounts of crucial data, ranging from production processes to full predictive maintenance, e.g. how the products perform at the end customers. More advanced customers run entirly new digital product lines on top of BaseN Platform. The trend is clearly towards increasing […]