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By Henri Hyppönen

Not Boring

How do you create a culture of creative problem solving, where people naturally challenge the status quo? Henri uses stories and insights from global creative leaders and successful creative companies to help you understand the building blocks needed to create a company where people aren’t afraid to take risks, your best talent stays around and…
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We Should All Love Problems

Not all problems are created equal. What sets the best companies apart from the rest is their ability to find the most valuable problem. This commitment to value is what gives them the competitive edge. These problems are not always easy to find; they can hide deep within your business, or your customer’s life, the…
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Fear Can Make Us Really Stupid

To reach our highest potential, we must first understand one of our strongest emotions: fear. Using his extensive experience as a founder and leader of companies in the creative field and insights into the biology and psychology of fear, Henri shows the value of psychological security in the workplace, and how to create it so…
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The Great Transition to AI

Soon we will think of AI much like we do electricity: we will only notice it when it is not there. We are in the midst of this transition and it is time to decide how we would like to participate. This is, after all, a future we are able to shape. Henri kick starts…
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How to banish fear from company culture (Part I)

“How are you feeling?” Lisa asks Alex.   “Terrified” Alex replies. “I feel like you’ve been out gathering information about questions you can ask me. To make me feel uncomfortable.” This dialogue between Lisa Chow and Alex Blumberg on StartUp, a podcast about building up a start up, was most likely hard for both of…
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Lunch Concerto (Excerpt from Why We Fear, the book about disarming fear) 1. “Like an electric shock.” This is how conductor Riccardo Chailly afterward described concert pianist Maria João Pires’ reaction upon hearing the first notes of Mozart’s piano concerto No. 20. Chailly had just swished his baton up and down, and the orchestra had…
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No Excuses

I always get pumped up when someone states that something can’t be done. Quite often it simply is not true. People just stopped trying altogether or they were not creative enough in their approach. There is a story in particular that emphasises this idea in more concrete terms. It is Kyle Maynards life story. Kyle…
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The end of history

One company that I really look up to is BrewDog, the (some would say) outrageous Scottich brewery that has gone from starting in the founder’s garage to now being in over 30 markets globally and with a 100 million pounds valuation. All achieved in less than a decade. They have proven that the power of…
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