Monday, November 29, 2010

National Survey on "Norwegian Boards"

A national survey on "Norwegian Boards" will be finished this week. It will be sent to appx 5.000 board members. If we have a hit rate of 5% is might become the beginning of an interesting yearly tradition for Norway.

This week I'll be working intensely to launch the first of a new yearly series of national survey on Norwegian Boards. It's something I've been looking forward to like a baby. Quite literally, I'm having butterflies in my stomach.


Because the impact this study may have on Norway's future could be simply phenomenal. Of course, I know there's a lot of risk involved, but if everything turns out the way we want, the results could provide future benchmarks for government, academia as well as business - even international business. If you'd like to know more about it, send me an email. I have an extensive text already written out to contacts and friends that would like to know more and get involved ;-)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Interactive Web

An increasingly interactive web gives rise to continually new ways of knowledge collaboration. Here's a fun example.

Yesterday a friend of mine sent me a hint in a nice way. I had a question about whether I should use Instapaper or the competing solution Read It Later and posted this as a quick question via my Twitter network. Pretty soon I had this link coming back to me:

Yes, it's safe to click the link, and yes it only takes 5 seconds and you'll probably enjoy it.

Best thing, I instantly adopted the solution myself, as can you. Just go to (which probably is an achronym for "Let Me Google That For You").

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Automatic Backup Google Calendar

Did you ever wonder what would happen if you were to lose the data in your Google Calendar? I have. That information has become so important, I'd certainly like to make sure such a thing never happens.

You might say that my Google calendar has become a fairly critical tool. Not only is it tied into every possible solution e.g. cell phone and online work projects... But also, my entire family is in there, each one of us with his or her own calendar.

The power of this is simply inCREDible! Whenever my wife or even any of our five children inputs an appointment, I instantly know about it. Getting in sync only requires periodical updates, to make sure we're in charge of the big rocks.

Having "converted" my older brother and his family to the same he sent me a link this morning that's going to be very useful; getting automatic and regular backups of the Google Calendar. Even though I have a Mac computer, Apple will have to work hard on the strategic level to make me switch from the Google platform when it comes to critical software solutions. iPhone's nice, but Android just perfectly supports my daily needs sooo much better!