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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Close Encounter

The roar of the engine drowned the silent agony of metal bending and failing.

Pulling on a rope with all its weight and power, the heavy machine skidded in the mud but found traction and slowly continued backwards. At the end of the rope, the focal point for a massive amount of energy,

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Is price even a useful number?

We just purchased a new stove for the Moonshine farm. Since food and cooking is a big deal in our family, the selection process took quite some time. It was a great collaboration between me and my wife, where I would research and propose different models, and she would always ask “how much is it?”.

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