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The Burning Archives – Visual Writing

Rummaging around in my old files, I stumbled upon a rather colorful reference to micro management effects on software developers. Serves as a reminder to always seek to empower creative people, not put them on a shorter leash. Also, to write shorter sentences. 

(The context is a short story about the bursting of the dot-com bubble,

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Posted in Cortex City


Time to burn!

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7 months ago, I opened the gates to a newborn city.

Since then, Cortex City has had more than 6700 visitors, more than 12000 sessions, and more than 25000 page views. There are 92 citizens who have contributed to the 69 articles, more than 100 comments, and 25 pages filled with content.

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Sunday Breakfast

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A few minutes before 7am, Zero the dog and I walk outside to serve breakfast at the Moonshine farm.

There’s a friendly bite of cold in the air, serving as a silent reminder that autumn has arrived. Every breath produces a faint smoke that quickly fades,

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Posted in After Work


I Feel Your Pain

To former colleagues around the world. (You know who you are.)

I feel your pain in these tough times. Some of you have been dealt a lousy hand, no doubt about that. Although it might be difficult to look beyond the destruction and see a great new beginning,

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Posted in Cortex City


Total Immersion

So the Mayor is now three weeks into his new job as the managing director for MilDef AB. The changes have been profound. But his methodology of choice for learning remains the same as always. Total immersion*.

In a sense, the technique is a form of mental (re)programming.

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GodsJakt

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After talking about it for twenty years or so, I finally decided to get my hunter’s license this summer.

There are different ways to get ready for it; ranging from six months of once-a-week training to intensive courses over a long weekend. Of course,

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Do the Right Thing

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When drowning in the currents of never-ending one-liners on good leadership and corporate citizenship (including those in my slowly progressing book project), I find myself hanging on to the most compelling mantra I know. Which, curiously and recursively, also happens to be a one-liner on good leadership and corporate citizenship… 🙂

Do the Right Thing.

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Posted in Cortex City


Back to life

 

Yours truly have been mentally refocusing for the new and exciting challenges that await in MilDef. Many of our citizens have also been preparing for change — lots of job moves and other major activities have rightfully taken precedence over Cortex City participation. We’re still in that transition phase,

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Goodbye ReadSoft

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As you may know, I resigned from Lexmark (who acquired ReadSoft) some time ago, and my employment ends this month. I’m joining a great company called MilDef.

Some weeks ago, there was a summer party in the Kista office,

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The Mayor returns to the corporate world

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The secret is out.

Effective September 1st, I take over as managing director in MilDef AB. Read the press release here.

MilDef develops computers and electronics for use in demanding environments, where durability and functionality are of decisive importance.

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