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About christersoderberg

Living and growing up in nine countries has left strong impressions on the background of Christer Söderberg, helping to create an awareness of the impermanence in life and the uncertain value of knowledge; illustrating the paradox between knowing and what we may do well to “unlearn”. Christer has worked with companies in six countries on four continents, most recently in Brazil where between 1998 and 2002 he started a subsidiary for a Swedish Multinational. Studies in business and a lifetime of social entrepreneurship have further cemented his belief that the only thing we can change is ourselves. This lifelong endeavor expresses itself in creating the conditions for change through places, physical and virtual spaces where the individual can feel safe in him/herself; at least enough to stop, reflect and listen to the world we live in. We exist in our relationship to each other, our environment, and ourselves. Through observation and silence, preferably in close communion with nature, a “zero perspective” can help stimulate the questions surrounding our purpose and a meaningful contribution while on earth. Increased awareness of individual potential plants seeds for long-term success; Open World initiatives help awaken the hidden potential in individuals, creating new perspectives on cooperation and personal development. Increased focus and balance help provide a strong base for individual and business growth, with a deeply ingrained sense of responsibility, respect and awe for the power in nature.

Stressed? Depressed? – Be Happy!

Bombarded daily with news of wars, poverty, violence, corruption, financial crisis’ and climate disasters it’s no wonder we can feel depression setting in. But maybe there’s another way of looking at all this news…? The world is going through big … Continue reading

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Relating, the Implicate and the Explicate Order, and Awareness

I will begin by relating to myself, the only one person I know truly, and the filter through which all I see is tinted. Thirteen years ago I left Brazil, and a five year job as an expatriate CEO that … Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech, and Transparency.

The tragedy of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris is fresh in the mind, as are the countless tragedies around the world; that is the Boko Haram massacre in Nigeria, as well as the many civilian lives lost in the … Continue reading

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Energy & Economy: Smoke, Mirrors, …and Power Games

How will you adapt to the rapidly changing developments in energy supply and demand? How does this relate to an already strained international economy? Energy drives our economy, and the burning of fossil fuels is the acknowledged main culprit (See … Continue reading

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Distracted for ten or fifteen seconds…

Modern noise, TV, media, music, thoughts… Where is my head? Where is my heart? The two men came walking across the wide promenade in the last rays of afternoon sunlight. Smartly dressed and good looking, they could have been well-to-do … Continue reading

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Time to get serious…

Roll up your sleeves, unbutton your shirt, loosen your pants, sit down, and do nothing… actively! That’s something I look forward to doing more of this year of 2015. It’s something I started doing about twelve years ago after spending … Continue reading

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Business Revisited

The biochar event was great; 30+ people showed up, mostly from the west coast of the island. One hour theory and two hours of practice, and lots of time to chat and network in-between. We found out that this was … Continue reading

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