Nordic Insights podcast introduces high-achieving Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland,Norway, Sweden) and Nordic-inspired people with niche expertise in business, lifestyle, travel, education, innovation, and more. We bring to life their unique secrets of success in a lively conversation and explore Nordic common sense and trends in this complex world.
Listen in for some tips on Nordic approaches to a happier and more holistic way of business and personal life.
Pandora's box - insights of a multi-award winning business leader|Karin Adcock, Business Owner of Winmark Wines
Danish Karin Adcock has become a very successful award winning business leader and entrepreneur. Karin has gained in-depth knowledge of branding, marketing, distribution and franchising. This includes founding Pandora, a Danish jewellery brand in Australia and New Zealand. Karin has since transformed her career and runs Winmark Wines in the Hunter Valley. We discuss Karin’s journey to success, her vision and determination.
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How to prevent and/or cure diabetes|Dr. Miina Öhman, Scientist, Longevity Scout, Singapore
Diabetes has a long history in my family. It has made me curious to learn more about it and to research recent encouraging developments. I came across Dr Miina Öhman, a Singapore based Finn who has a strong desire to prevent and/or cure chronic diseases, including diabetes. We discuss her strong track record in academic research. She also gives us guidance on how to prevent, manage and even cure diabetes in some cases. We discuss her challenges as a Finn in working in multicultural environments.
Building bridges between Nordic start-ups and South-East Asia|Sami Jääskeläinen, Community Director, Nordic Innovation House, Singapore
Sami Jääskeläinen runs Nordic Innovation House, a community platform for accelerating Nordic start-ups in the Singapore and South-East Asia region. Sami’s colourful career included being a professional chef and a team lead in a leading advertising company for iconic global brands. Sami now has a successful career as a Nordic start-up Community Director in Singapore. We discuss Sami’s experience of cultural differences working as a Nordic in Singapore and in collaborations with other Nordic colleagu
Bringing Danish flair to Australia|Michael T Hansen, MD Nilfisk Pacific
How has little Denmark able to bring over 600 brands in Australia? My guest, Michael T Hansen, the former Trade Commissioner of Denmark talks about why he thinks Danish design, cuisine, food products and livability concepts are now well known and desired in Australia.
You will learn from Michael about
- The challenges and wins in promoting a small country in the other side of the world
- Nordic tips for a successful career
Solving problems that help people live better lives|Ari Tulla, Serial Entrepreneur, CEO, Board Member, Dad
Silicon Valley based entrepreneur Ari Tulla made a big jump from Finnish Nokia and the gaming industry to the healthcare industry in the USA. In 2011 he co-founded BetterDoctor, a comprehensive doctor data engine that powers the healthcare market to help people to navigate the complicated US healthcare system. BetterDoctor was very successfully acquired by Quest Analytics in 2018. We discuss Ari’s journey from a teen tech gig in Northern Finland to becoming a serious entrepreneur in SFO.
Create your happiness in a Swedish way|Kajsa Humphreys, Health and Wellness Coach, The Swedish Solution
Nordics are well known to be some of the happiest peoples in the world. What do they do to make themselves happy? Kajsa Humphreys is a Sydney based Swedish Health and Fitness coach and a mum of 2 children. Her business, The Swedish Solution, helps women implement simple step by step lifestyle changes to increase their feeling of health and well-being - and of course happiness. Her business was born after she was feeling unhealthy and unhappy about her own life. She made some dramatic changes and decided to quit her successful corporate job and leave her marriage - at the same time. Kajsa talks about her journey as a single mum to become a very successful and happy entrepreneur.
You will learn from Kajsa about
Her dramatic change from a successful corporate life to becoming a happy entrepreneur Why Swedish people are some of the happiest in the world Three simple steps to increase your well-being and create a happier lifestyle TheSwedishSolution
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