A Scandinavian Scoop!

Some of the most creative and cutting edge Scandinavian designer collections and perfumery are currently on display at the international fashion show Scoop at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

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Thinking About Thinking

As I finished Daniel Kahneman’s book “Thinking, Fast and Slow” I concluded that I need to do more thinking about thinking. “Thinking, Fast and Slow” is indeed a brilliant and very engaging book. The psychologist and Nobel laureate Kahneman has a wonderful way of explaining to us that we tend to be overconfident in how well we understand today’s complex…

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Swedish artist Linnea Olsson at the Swedish Residence in London.
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Music and the digital revolution

When the music industry meets to discuss how the digital revolution has affected creativity in music production you can count on a passionate discussion. Obviously there is no single truth, but there are definitely a lot of viewpoints.

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Names Not Numbers Supper

Yesterday I hosted a ‘Names Not Numbers Supper’ together with Editorial Intelligence (EI) at the Swedish residence.

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Sweden’s finance minister Borg

The Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg had breakfast with Chancellor George Osborne on Wednesday morning.

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Historic lunch

A while back I got a very nice letter from the Travellers Club.

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An Oscar for Swedish documentary?

It was great news that the Swedish documentary Searching for Sugar Man was nominated for an Academy Award on Thursday. Earlier in the week the film was nominated Best Documentary by the British Academy of Film and television (BAFTA). Back in Sweden, the film has been nominated by the Swedish Film Institute for six Guldbagge (Golden Beetle) Awards.

Searching for…

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Photo: Torbjörn Calvero
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ABBA museum – walk in and dance out

In the spring a new ABBA museum will open in Stockholm.

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Lucia celebrations

Lucia is one of my favourite Swedish traditions. Early on the morning of December 13th Lucia stands in the doorway dressed in white with a crown of candles in her hair. Round her waist she has a red silk sash. The Lucia usually brings a tray of coffee and saffron-fragrant Lucia buns.

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Lunch with British Nobel Prize Laureates

It is quite a humbling experience to host eight British Nobel Prize Laureates and their spouses for lunch.

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