Category Archives: Society

The X-Factor in Mind – Brain Wirings and Behavior

As a part of 2017 International Women’s day celebrations at Nokia, I had the pleasure to talk at our Espoo Campus in Finland about brains, minds, women and men. The popular quote “Men are from Mars and Women from Venus” … Continue reading

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Give Science Breathing Space – Protection from Suffocation

Last week I finished a tough but rewarding job: From the many great research proposals submitted to the Skolar Award science contest, I finally picked my ten semi-finalist candidates. The decision wasn’t easy. All proposals that had made it through … Continue reading

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Future work: Even the greatest minds get tangled when over-stressed

Are you a highly creative, cognitively flexible, emotionally intelligent critical thinker; a person who excels in managing people and negotiating. Do you have a service orientated mind set and just love to coordinate with others? If this is you, then … Continue reading

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Health Hype and Unmentionable Reality Bites

In early October, in sunny and warm California, I am sitting in a darkened conference hall. I once again hadn’t remembered that there where people enjoy (at least from a Finn’s perspective) year-round summer, one shivers indoors. Air-condition cooled air … Continue reading

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Cultivating ideas ripe – just right for consumer bite

While walking my mind raced How are economic battles fought I thought Transparency, being open and true Golden thumb rules for company success I’ve been often told Those who claim they know the secrets to success also say Leaders of … Continue reading

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Winds of change – new career sailing ahead

I turned sixty in July. To my surprise many random acquaintances, after hearing of my life’s milestone and congratulating continued in the same breath by asking: “When are you planning on retiring? Made any plans yet?” I answered: Haven’t really … Continue reading

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