• Know Your Sh*t

    I was once taught a powerful know-what-you’re-doing lesson. I had spent three months all over the Balkans collecting material for a documentary. I returned home with almost thirty hours worth of video, all of which had to be edited down to fit a 27 minute broadcasting slot, which crept closer as my anxiety grew.


  • Gone in 60 Seconds

    What would you do if you had a house full of actors, all of them employed full time, none of them able to get in front of an audience for an indefinite period of time? That’s an interesting problem, both from a managerial and an artistic point of view.


  • The Power of Persistence

    I recently passed my 666th consecutive day of studying Japanese. It made me think of Satan. They say the devil is in the details. It means the chain is no stronger than its weakest link. Or otherwise put: do something well or don’t bother doing it.


  • My Cup of Tea

    There’s nothing spectacular about it, but still I find myself spellbound. Every move the bar man man makes while preparing my tea is perfectly measured, it’s like watching a Tai-Chi master.


  • Making Sense of the World

    Here are two of the best science books I’ve come across in a good while: Explaining Humans by Camilla Pang, and Skönheten i Kaos by Julia Ravanis. Reading them back to back I came away with an impression of perfect symmetry.


  • When To Be Happy

    Planning and goal-setting fundamentally isn’t about defining your level of ambition. Instead, it’s all about heightening your sensibilities with regards to the priorities you make.


  • Brevity is Good For Business

    Animals can teach us something about cutting to the chase.


  • Creative Doesn’t Mean Nice

    Culture can be a company’s most valuable asset, but creative a good one is hard. As with any aspect of leadership, it’s a matter of striking just the right balance.


  • Good For Nothing Doesn’t Mean Worthless

    The fika is a very Swedish phenomenon. Its exact value can be hard to grasp, even for natives. Technically just a coffee break, there’s a lot going on under the surface.