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What it will take to be successful as a company

“Get in tune with your employees feelings. It has never, and I mean ever been more important - for you to care about the internal feelings and your company culture.” Gary Vaynerchuk in Hong Kong for the Rise Conference 2017. At 26 minutes he speaks about companies that will thrive and have success [...]

Emotional intelligence is the most important trade

We shared what Gary Vaynerchuk says about company culture at the Rise Conference in Hong Kong and what he says is backed up by science globally in our HeartsInGrowth blog. To quote Gary; “It has never, and I mean ever been more important – for you to care about the [...]

Starbucks’ Turnaround

“The equity of the brand is defined by the quality of the coffee, but most importantly, the relationship that the barista has with the customer, and whether or not the customer feels valued, appreciated, and respected” Howard SchultzWhen Howard Schultz returned as a CEO at Starbucks in 2008, the company [...]

Starbucks’ Turnaround

“The equity of the brand is defined by the quality of the coffee, but most importantly, the relationship that the barista has with the customer, and whether or not the customer feels valued, appreciated, and respected” Howard Schultz When Howard Schultz returned as a CEO at Starbucks in 2008, the [...]

You only live once, start where you are, it’s never too late

I’m honored that you stopped to read this, I know you have a busy life. Last summer, a little over 12 months ago, we had just welcomed our second baby daughter to the world So there were nappy changes, nursing and not much sleep It was a magical AND intense [...]

Give value to gain trust and be able to influence

Every day I get messages from people that are automated and where they want me to go to their website or sign up for some program. If I have never heard about them and if I don’t trust them, why should I buy into their message? They clearly have missed [...]

7 Steps to outstanding company culture

Employee engagement strategy if you want to build a company for the long term.Decide (on your goal). You have to give up short term profits for the benefit of the brand long termFigure out the values and culture (use proper time, might be a year, on the values) Start from [...]

7 Steps to an outstanding employee engagement strategy

Employee engagement strategy if you want to build a company for the long term. Decide (on your goal). You have to give up short term profits for the benefit of the brand long term Figure out the values and culture (use proper time, might be a year, on the values) [...]

There is no secret strategy to success

Have you ever failed? I have, many times. The first time I applied for a job at Google, I didn’t get it. The second time, years later - the year I DID get a job at Google, 2 million people applied and only 0.08% got a job in the company [...]

Live the life you dream of

Yesterday evening I had the great pleasure of being immersed in a conversation with my clients while sipping to a nice cup of tea by the sea at Aker Brygge in Oslo. We discussed the importance of daily habits and rituals and how those eventually add up to become the [...]

What you need to know about automatisation and digitisation of work processes in your company

I had a great discussion with a leading company within their industry about digitisation this week. They said there were so many of their clients who wanted more insights into digitisation and there were so many who claimed to be experts and who didn’t really have the background.I have worked [...]

What you need to know about digitisation and automatisation of work processes in your company

I had a great discussion with a leading SMB company within their industry about digitisation this week. They said there were so many of their clients who wanted more insights into digitisation and there were so many who claimed to be experts and who didn’t really have the background. Often [...]