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“Ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to this Board of Directors meeting at MegaCorp LLC. As you know, the current crisis has left us in a bad position. Luckily, we still have plenty of space to manuever and resources to make change happen. We are, after all, a huge company! But, truth be told, we need new ideas and new perspectives. It’s adapt or die time, and I for one, intend to adapt! So… who should we bring in to help?”

“Yes, Linda?”

“Well, we’ve worked with the consultants at Booze Allen Hamilton in the past, and that’s been good. …


Welcome to the Heroes series. Here, I talk about people, who have inspired me and who I think the world deserves to know better. The mini-portraits I share are my personal observations and are done completely without any input from those, I write about. If you couldn’t care less, than I suggest that you stop reading, but if that intro appeals to you, read on!

David, as captured by the National Geographic photography legend Reza Deghati (who is also quite awesome!)

“He’s kind of like you, Claus, just better — and also nicer and better dressed. Plus, he can sing opera!”

The words belonged to my partner-in-crime, Paul Bulencea, and were spoken after we’d met David for the first time. He’d awed both of us, and we’re not always the easiest people to impress. Now, having worked with David on several occasions over the last couple of years, I’m even more impressed. …


Welcome to the Heroes series. Here, I talk about people, who have inspired me and who I think the world deserves to know better. The mini-portraits I share are my personal observations and are done completely without any input from those, I write about. If you couldn’t care less, than I suggest that you stop reading, but if that intro appeals to you, read on!

Signe at her best — in front of a captive audience, talking about spaces, structures and design

There’s something a bit awkward about starting out a post to honour someone with talking about a physical attribute. …

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Claus Raasted

Director, The College of Extraordinary Experiences & Coach at McKinsey

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