Scandinavian MIND podcast

Scandinavian MIND

Konrad Olsson

Scandinavian MIND is a magazine and a platform covering the intersection of lifestyle and technology.We believe that convergence of different fields is the way forward for technology, fashion, design, mobility, entertainment, gaming, and other industries.


Our content is aimed at early adopters, opinion leaders, industry insiders, and other curious minds that want to keep a close eye on the Scandinavian market and get an update on key global events.


Join us in our quest for a better world.


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    Carl-Oscar Lawaczeck on the rebirth of airships

    52:41

    Carl-Oscar Lawaczeck has been an aeroplane pilot for more than a decade but is now taking another trajectory within aviation — airships. Lawaczeck is the CEO of OceanSky, a Swedish based aviation company that seeks to disrupt air travel through the reinvention of LTA, Lighter-than-air technology. In this episode, Carl-Oscar talks about: The safety of lighter than air technologiesHow airships are more similar to travelling on the water than in the airWhy OceanSky is staring out in the luxury spaceHow to change our living patterns and only use 20% of what we use today.The smoothness and flexibility of 360 vertical take-off and landings. Are people ready to give up time to save emissions?This conversation is part of ChangeMakers, a series of podcasts, panel talks and live interviews, produced in collaboration with the Swedish participation at Expo 2020 Dubai.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Weekly: A first look at The Next Sustainable Consumer Report

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    We invite Scandinavian MIND editor-at-large Fredrik Ekström to speak on The New Sustainable Consumer, to be released on December 9. In the quantitative report, Fredrik clarifies sustainability with toolkits to thrive in this time of rapid transformation, highlighting areas where brands can win, directions for success, and consumer profiles we should be talking to now, and how to speak with them.Today on the show:A ground report from the newly opened digital culture hub Space in Stockholm, which boasts the world biggest gaming centre.An introduction to The New Sustainable Consumer report.Arts and crafts in Oulu.With:Fredrik Ekström, Editor-At-Large, Sustainability and Branding.Konrad Olsson, Editor-in-Chief & Founder.Roland Philippe Kretzschmar, Editor-at-Large for future and digitisation.Erik Sedin, Junior Editor. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Jakob Trollbäck on designing the UN’s 17 Global Goals

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    Jakob Trollbäck is the founder of The New Division and Trollbäck + Company. On top of this, he is perhaps most famous as the main architect behind the communication language for the United Nation's 17 Global Goals for sustainable development. Since its launch in 2015, the Global Goals agenda has been used by companies and organisations worldwide and has been a substantial contribution to the increased conversation around sustainability.In this episode, Jakob discusses:Taking help from Richard Curtis to make the goals understandable.Having OCD and how design accelerates that.Choosing 17 different colours that are both distinctive and work together. Making every country on the planet approve your design.Having pasta with Al Pacino. How constantly thinking about the UN goals made him a better person in terms of equality and sustainability. Why you need to push emotions into sustainability work.The Scandinavian Mind podcast is a bi-weekly show, about the intersection of lifestyle and technology. Every Wednesday, we publish an in-depth interview with an innovator from the worlds of design, fashion, beauty, mobility or tech. And every Friday, we publish a panel talk or other behind the scenes content from the world of Scandinavian MIND. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Weekly: Inequality in the startup ecosystem (with Nora Bavey, Unconventional Ventures)

    35:47

    Our show about current trends and events within business, tech, fashion, design, culture, and more. From the Nordic perspective of our team of editors and contributors.The Startup Funding Report, which shows the inequality of how much investors invested in women versus men.Mips’ virtual testing lab for helmets.The no-brainer of investing and visiting Höga Kusten. With:Nora Bavey, General Partner & Cofounder Unconventional VenturesKonrad Olsson, Editor-in-Chief & FounderRoland Philippe Kretzschmar, Editor-at-Large for future and digitisationErik Sedin, Junior Editor See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Margot Barolo on the Kinship method

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    Margot Barolo is a renowned product designer and programme director and lecturer at Beckmans College of Design. In recent years Barolo has delved into the issues of production and challenged the image of production, which has resulted in several books and projects. Most recent is the Kinship method, a book and project on changing a very stagnant and frustrating design process for designers.Talking points:Getting a more diverse team of designers and customers.Why it’s so hard to make a living for emerging designers.Inspiring designers to collaborate to develop.Comparing tech, industrial and architectural design and their different economical foundationWhy furniture designers need to learn entrepreneurship from fashion designers.The Scandinavian Mind podcast is a bi-weekly show, about the intersection of lifestyle and technology. Every Wednesday, we publish an in-depth interview with an innovator from the worlds of design, fashion, beauty, mobility or tech. And every Friday, we publish a panel talk or other behind the scenes content from the world of Scandinavian MIND. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Weekly: Zara Larsson’s Roblox triumph, Uber air taxis, & tech in Espoo

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    Our show about current trends and events within business, tech, fashion, design, culture, and more. From the Nordic perspective of our team of editors and contributors.How Zara Larsson’s Roblox concert revenues surprised everyone (except gamers).The four pillars of mobility, and listing groundbreaking mobility companies within the aviation industry.How Espoo, Finland’s second-biggest city, is a mecca for design and tech startups.With:Konrad Olsson, Editor-in-Chief & FounderRoland Philippe Kretzschmar, Editor-at-Large for future and digitisationErik Sedin, Junior Editor See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    The Dematerialised on fashion's role in the metaverse (repost)

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    Today we revisit our interview with Karinna Nobbs and Marjorie Hernandez from June 2021. Karinna Nobbs and Marjorie Hernandez are founders of The Dematerialised. A new marketplace for digital fashion, or as they call themselves a market space. They are pioneering the world of digital style, authenticated by blockchain technology.In this conversation, Karinna and Marjorie talk about:The common misconception that digital fashion is solely digital.Dematerialising a very physical industry.The amazing possibilities of NFTS when finally understanding them.Reaching out to fashionistas, gamers, and the crypto community at the same time.Why good innovation has to be either beautiful or invisible. Every piece on The Dematerialised market space should be an NFT to stay unique.How NFTs can help brands and businesses to build communities.How experiencing the ”NFT high” only works when you first purchase something. The Scandinavian Mind podcast is a bi-weekly show, about the intersection of lifestyle and technology. Every Wednesday, we publish an in-depth interview with an innovator from the worlds of design, fashion, beauty, mobility or tech. And every Friday, we publish a panel talk or other behind the scenes content from the world of Scandinavian MIND. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Weekly: All things metaverse (with Emma Ridderstad)

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    Our show about current trends and events within business, tech, fashion, design, culture, and more. From the Nordic perspective of our team of editors and contributors.Today on the program:We go all in on the metaverse. After Facebook announcing their company name being Meta, the idea of the metaverse is entering the mainstream. Microsoft’s recently announced debuting metaverse products What is Web3?We are going to talk about this with our special guest, Emma Ridderstad, CEO of Warpin Media.With:Konrad Olsson, Editor-in-chief & FounderRoland Philippe Kretzschmar, Editor-at-large for future and digitisationErik Sedin, Junior Editor See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Female founders panel

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    Meet three founders of forward-thinking startups, and hear them talk about how to innovate traditional industries, running a company based on Swedish values, and the need for more female entrepreneurs. This podcast was recorded on stage at the Swedish pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai, and is part of our Changemakers series.Speakers are:Claudia Rademaker, VP & Co-founder of Dugga Assessment.Annie Backman, COO & Co-founder of Care to Translate.Karin Ebbinghaus, CEO of Elonroad.In this episode, the panel discuss:The need for more female entrepreneurs. The importance of the Swedish heritage when building a brand.Keeping a transparent and open-sourced company management.Entering the MENA market. Learning from other female perspectives on a global scale. Developing the technology after the demand. The Scandinavian Mind podcast is a bi-weekly show, about the intersection of lifestyle and technology. Every Wednesday, we publish an in-depth interview with an innovator from the worlds of design, fashion, beauty, mobility or tech. And every Friday, we publish a panel talk or other behind the scenes content from the world of Scandinavian MIND. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Weekly: Facebook’s name change, the new Oura ring, and Stockholm’s new Creative Tech Week

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    Our show about current trends and events within business, tech, fashion, design, culture, and more. From the Nordic perspective of our team of editors and contributors.Today on the program:Did Facebook change its name to Meta to accelerate the metaverse development or to start fresh?The new Oura Ring 3 can measure and map your health 24 hours a day.What is a B-corp, and should companies even want to be one?Stockholm’s new tech week. With:Konrad Olsson, Editor-in-chief & FounderRoland Philippe Kretzschmar, editor-at-large for future and digitisationErik Sedin, Junior Editor See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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