21
Jun

Seven Types of Flowers

Midsummer. In Sweden, Midsummer’s Eve is arguably the second most important holiday, only outshined by perhaps Christmas. Taking place on the Friday closest to the summer solstice, Midsummer’s Eve is a day of playfulness, friends and love (plus food and snaps, of course). During the day, Maypoles are decorated with birch leaves and flowers, celebrating the shift in season. Children …

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24
May

Breakfast Seminar – Change Management

What is the purpose of cultural change and how does an efficient company culture affect profitability? Where and how does change begin? What tools are efficient and how does one develop the leadership? Last week, SAM arranged a breakfast seminar on the topic of change management in order to bring light to those very questions. Charlotte Bjuggren, senior consultant in …

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17
May

Meeting climate change with a broad perspective

Today Stockholm sees its first day in over a week without clear skies and peak temperatures above 20’C. In May. By meteorological standards, summer arrived as early as April 21st in Stockholm – something that has only happened three times before since measurements started in the late 1700’s. Is this in itself a sign of climate change? Perhaps not – …

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3
May

The end of Retail Business as we know it?

Since the dawn of e-commerce, experts have predicted the death of physical retail. Nevertheless, physical stores still serve a purpose. We think that digitization of the retail business should be considered as an opportunity for physical stores, rather than a threat. In Swedish e-commerce, the hottest debate right now is what the impact will be when Amazon establishes in the …

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3
May

Frukostseminarium – Kulturförändring för Lönsamhet

Vilka är tecknen på att en företagskultur är i behov av förändring? Hur förändrar vi och leder företag mot långsiktig lönsamhet? Charlotte Bjuggren, med mer än 20 års erfarenhet från att förändra och stärka företagskulturer på bland annat Scania och Telia, bjuder in till ett frukostsam­tal om hur man skapar lönsamma organisationer. Var börjar man vid föränd­ring? Vilka verktyg är …

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26
Apr

The role of Intellectual Property Rights in Innovation

Today is the World Intellectual Property Day. It is a day to emphasize the role that intellectual property rights play in innovation and creativity. This year, focus is directed towards brilliant, ingenious, curious and courageous women who have driven change in our world and helped shaping our common future. When I read about this years theme I come to think …

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19
Apr

Breakfast Seminar – Megatrends

  Have you ever heard that Sweden has the second poorest population in Western Europe? That is, in terms of median net wealth per capita, with only Portugal lagging behind. Our economy is extremely dependent on export and is cash flow oriented, hence it relies on the fact that the wheels keep on turning.  So, what would happen if the …

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12
Apr

SAM Tools and How We Use Them

Have you ever had a hard time changing the mind-set or work process at your workplace? Dare to try in practice – SAM Principle With our principles in mind, SAM has developed  a set of simple yet effective tools that help us challenge how our clients work and perhaps more importantly, how they reflect on their work. Through activity based …

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29
Mar

Frukostseminarium – Megatrender

Vad väntar runt hörnet? Vad påverkar vår vardag nu och i framtiden? Vart är världen på väg? Fredrik Lagergren och Erik Eriksson, med mångårig erfarenhet från ett flertal strategi- och scenarioprojekt, har spanat och sammanställt några av de viktigaste trenderna för företagen och samhället just nu. Hur skall man förstå trender som att köttätandet minskar, att städerna växer och att …

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29
Mar

Applying Principles to Everyday Life: Easter Edition

A long time ago, a Danish prince caught in a vicious family feud uttered the famous words: “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” – Hamlet, Shakespeare At SAM, our core philosophy is inspired by these words and we always work with our way of thinking. We call it the Thinking Model where Principles govern …

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