Mon 27 Aug 2007
Posted by Mikkel Holm Sørensen under Mikkel's blog | No Comments
I’m leaving Actics for greener fields in Advice. Actics is entering the next natural phase of a successful start up and I feel comfortable passing on the baby to trained business professionals.
I’ve chosen Advice because of their approach and profile as the only bureau covering the whole range from web 2.0 solutions to top management strategy consulting. In Advice I’ll deal with all sorts of exciting assignments ranging from branding to organizational change including Actics-like value processes. I’ve been received very kind in Advice so far and I’m dying to get started. Luckily I will do so already this Wednesday when joining my new colleagues on a five day company getaway to Spain. What a perfect way to meet my new colleagues and dive directly into the company spirit.
Fri 17 Aug 2007
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Yet another story about how happy Danes have become with surveillance. It’s the second story about ‘the tendency’ in few months in DK. I’ve been called by two different journalists within 12 hours for a comment (both of which I transferred to my good friend Anders who actually appears in the article). Now suddenly everybody agrees that surveillance is good and creates comfort and security. If we disregard the journalist urge simply to say SOMETHING different (I guess that’s why my BigMother perspective is popular in the Danish media) and often make up the ‘news’ themselves (as it might be in this case), I wish to use the chance to rehearse one basic observation that sparked BigMother. NOT that surveillance is good per se. But how most public debate is swamped cliché inertia. Just as the Big Brother notion have had disproportionate cultural power by offering a handy and shared image of the consequences of surveillance gone bad (actually: coupled with fascism), don’t be surprised is everybody starts saying that surveillance is for the common good, heightened general ethics, greater awareness of others or what have you. Bottom line: don’t trust you visceral reactions to ‘controversial’ issues. Chances are that they depend on a single experience you have come to generalize or simply that your opinion is THE opinion in your segment. It’s quite banal; but just realize it next time you discuss politics
Fri 10 Aug 2007
Posted by Mikkel Holm Sørensen under General
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I’ve been assisting an exiting Danish biotech company called Hypo-Safe for some time and have come out as freelance consultant under the Bigmother moniker. I support Hypo-Safe in several ways, from R&D design, press contact and communication and innovation potentials reports and other companies with challenges at the intersection of research, technology and business are welcome as to contact me.
I’m still full time at Actics, so my Bigmother Consulting venture is a spare time project.