Scandinavia vs. US, where do you want to work?

In general, business operation is the United States is similar across the board in terms of goals/objectives. Businesses want to provide the best customer service and be profitable. While in Scandinavia, what we noticed from companies and businesses around the city is that employees are more relaxed and are enjoying work. In comparison, the work […]

How do you like Angry Birds?

  Well regardless if you are a hard core mobile gamer or not you should have heard about one of the most popular games in the world, Angry Birds! Once we got to Finland and dropped our luggage at the hotel we headed to Rovio Entertainment, the company behind Angry Birds. We arrived there and […]

Luleå Science Park

As the group headed south from Kukkolaforsen, a two-hour trip took us to the city of Luleå. The city of Luleå is home to the science park responsible for bringing Facebook’s newest datacenter to date back in 2011. The first presenter, CEO Matz Engman noted that “Facebook has put them on the map, in the […]

Spotify – The art of music storytelling

As the majority of the group decided to take the local bus to Spotify headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Kamran and I, decided to take the 25min walk to see the great scenery. Spotify, as the title say’s, wants to create personal global stories from their music, which is approximately 20 million songs compared to Pandora’s […]

Ericsson, “Communication is a Basic Human Need”

                                                                                           In our first business visit in Stockholm we had a chance to travel to Silicon Valley of Sweden, Kista and got to know Ericsson, one of the pioneers in communications infrastructure in the world first hand. It was fascinating to know that they have started the business over a century ago in such a […]

Vision 2020

Day 1 was upon us; Gothenburg greeted us with a standing room only public transportation bus as we headed to Volvo Cars. The group was excited for this company visit, as we all knew that everyone would be able to drive demo cars around Volvo’s track. As the number one automaker in Scandinavia, Volvo Cars […]

Five things you should know for doing business in Scandinavia (Team Bernadotte)

Scandinavian Region It is not just geographical region that consists of five countries that makes the region, it is more about the culture. They all share the Viking heritage and can understand each other’s language for the most part (applies to Denmark, Norway and Denmark). Organizational Structure Companies are following flat structure rather than hierarchies. […]