So there it is. The wrapping up of this wildly interesting and challenging year. At least for me. I’ll be honest. This is the year I almost went bankrupt. It is the year I realized some of my friends aren’t my friends. This is the year I realized som of my friends REALLY are my friends. This is the year I fell deeply in love. But also had to let it go. This is the year I fully discovered universal love, the way of the universe and other “magic”. What an experience. …


In the last couple of weeks Tom Peters has put out some outstanding stuff in the domain of management and leadership. Maybe not new new new, but put forward in the context of today’s business world and in Tom’s unique style I would like to re-enforce his message — also to a Swedish audience.

So.

Message number oneThe Speed Trap — READ IT. NOW. TAKE THE TIME ;) There is so much in this paper. Read it many times. Reflect. Apply. I believe Tom nails and expands brilliantly on a fundamental paradox of our times.

You may be aware…


Roughly 20 years ago I realized our current idea of civilisation could not be sustained. I imagine many have had similar insights. But also like me struggled with what do to and over time found that it is impossible to stop or redirect what can be seen as a supertanker on full throttle. And honestly maybe we also started to think that we were wrong. That this all might work out with the help of globalisation, international collaboration, technology, etc.

Today I’m glad I have at last shedded all such hopes, even if I hold a degree of openness towards…


Vissa saker i livet blir man kallade till. Det jag här skriver om är en sådan sak. Jag har de senaste 10–15 åren fått gradvisa insikter om ett större samhällsbehov som är komplext och svårlöst. Det handlar om de ökande sociala klyftorna i vårt land och det växande utanförskapet i många av våra bostadsområden. Jag är själv bara delvis skickad att bidra med lösningar. Det finns många hjältar som ägnar sina liv åt att arbeta på fältet med de här frågorna. Samhället lägger ned ofantliga resurser på att möta behoven. Enskilda företag och entreprenörer är också djupt engagerade. Ändå växer…

Jan de Man Lapidoth

Leadership consultant and executive coach. Chairman of Impact Hub Stockholm. www.lapidoth.se [Stockholm, Sweden]

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