Green Tech? Try Green Culture

At the beginning of this blog, Jeff and I were interested in exploring the prevalence of green technology in Scandinavian businesses. What we found via our travels through Sweden and Denmark is that the mindset for sustainability is not limited to a so-called ‘green-tech industry,’ which is a rather nascent concept in the United States. […]

Figuring Out If Something is Rotten in the State of Denmark

The final day of our tour of Danish companies led Jeff and I to the halls of wealth at Danmark National Bank in Copenhagen, where we discussed the Euro Zone economic crises and what, if anything, can be done to alleviate the pain that has been inflicting countries for the past five years. This ultimately […]

The Sustainability of People

One of the most memorable trips during our adventure in Sweden has to be when Scott and I were inducted into the brand behind the Volvo Car Group. From learning the history behind the brand to the reasons the company is legendary in making cars leading in safety standards, we were able to tour the […]

Building a World that Lasts

A few days, a couple of plane rides and two cities ago, Jeff and I had the chance to visit one of the most profound companies I have ever witnessed: Ericsson. Perhaps this should not be surprising, as the telecommunication giant has played a pivotal role in developing some of the most important technological innovations […]

The Not So Small Start-up

On one of our visits, Scott and I, along with the rest of our class, visited Klarna. Klarna is a European leader in ecommerce payment processing for online transactions in Europe. While it’s history may be short, it’s a little more than six years old, it is showing large signs of growth. This can be […]

2016 – 2023, For a Fee

The future is an intangible thing. But in Stockholm, companies are drawing tangible results by predicting it. The first company that Jeff and I visited on Monday was a consulting agency in the business of helping other companies become leaders in technology adaptation. Ziggy, it turns out, forecasts how the web plays an ever-increasing role […]

Scandinavia the Way Forward?

Here we come Scandinavia! We are Jeff and Scott representing the town of Visby. We are both MBA candidates traveling with Chapman University to see Scandinavian’s business culture upfront. In doing so we will be going into meetings with a number of executives at Scandinavian based companies. These meetings will be at such companies as: […]