As the country’s second-largest container port, Helsingborg is a key rail and road freight hub for Sweden and its international trade. Located on the strait of Öresund, the local waterways are among the busiest in the world. European Business spoke with Nicklas Romell, CCO at Port of Helsingborg, to find out about the port’s activities and success, and its approach to current hot topics such as sustainability and digitalization.
Whenever there is talk about behaviorial economics, Dan Ariely is the expert of choice. Part of his unique reputation is based on his hands-on approach in science in order to create an impact outside the campus. European Business talked to him about his personal view on academia, the quest for the right questions and the challenges posed by conflicts of interest.
We live in an increasingly digital world that creates cyber risks. More and more companies worldwide are faced with protecting their data, assets and operations from a cyber-attack. The international cybersecurity and privacy expert Thomas J. Parenty and management expert Jack J. Domet have written a book on this topic. In “A Leader's Guide to Cybersecurity: Why Boards Need to Lead--and How to Do It” they explain why cybersecurity is a leadership topic and how corporate leaders can manage cyber risks, defend their company and lead in a cyber crisis. In our interview we learned how important employees´ input is, when to start working on protection and whether taking out cyber insurance is useful.
You like climbing and enjoy going to the gym, but signing up for both is too expensive? Urban Sports Club has come up with a solution which covers not only various sports, but also enables training beyond a country’s borders. Co-founders and CEOs Moritz Kreppel and Benjamin Roth explain how Urban Sports Club is transforming the sports and leisure industry and why it is an optimum solution for private members and companies alike.
The traditional hierarchical organization is dead – companies need to change to be competitive. But how can this be achieved? In their book “Reinventing the Organization: How Companies Can Deliver Radically Greater Value in Fast-Changing Markets”, Arthur Yeung and Dave Ulrich reveal new organizational models by comparing US and Asian companies. In our interview, management expert and author Arthur Yeung explains how to start reorganizing a company and how the MOE-model can help with that.
The scientific community is sure about one thing: Rising CO2 levels in the air heat up the planet and endanger the survival of mankind. The Swiss company Climeworks wants to be part of the solution by removing CO2 from the air – either to store it underground or to sell it down the supply chain to beverage and fuel manufacturers. European Business spoke with Climeworks’ Communications Director Louise Charles about the impact she foresees for her company’s technology, its business applications and her optimism in the fight against the climate crisis.
For many people, cinemas and popcorn belong together. But popcorn is a snack for every time of the week or day. Have you ever tasted Strawberry Cheesecake or Pina Colada popcorn? If not, it´s time to try the award-winning popcorn from Joe & Seph´s. The UK-based family business was founded by Joseph Sopher after his retirement. Soon, his wife and two sons joined the business. Co-Founder Adam Sopher explains why popcorn is not a cinema-snack only, how unusual popcorn flavours are created and how they achieved several Great Taste Awards.
What makes a good leader? In her book “The leader you want to be – Five Essential Principles for Bringing Out Your Best Self – Every Day” author Amy Jen Su reveals two kinds of leader: Leader A and Leader B. When being Leader A your energy and enthusiasm is high, and you are making a difference with your work. Leader B on the other side is exhausted and overwhelmed, he feels like making only little impact. In our interview she explains what kind of leader Donald Trump is, what challenges leaders have to face today and how you can become Leader A for good.
Video content gains more and more importance in our lives, not only in private but also for businesses. The times of hiring an agency for video production are over. The German company Recordbay developed VARYCON, a tool that makes producing videos simple and intuitive. We talked to CEO Lars Reinartz and found out how VARYCON works, why video communication is of major importance and how TV and film production might change.
What do you grab on the go during lunch if you are hungry but only have little time? A sandwich and crisps from the supermarket might be the answer. British company Huel has a different approach. Huel is convenient and complete nutrition. We talked to Co-Founder and Head of Nutrition James Collier and found out how Huel can provide vitamins and nutrients the body needs, how to prepare the perfect shake and why we should think about the way we eat.