Carolina Klüft: 90% of the result comes from play

Published by on september 14, 2021

Carolina: “90% of my success is due to play and joy.” An interview filled with insights and inspiration in order to increase playfulness and results.

The success, joy and energy of Carolina’s career is legendary. Not everyone saw the connection between playfulness (playing Yahtzee, dancing etc.) and the ability to perform gold in the Olympics. The critics claimed that she did not take the sport seriously – but unlike the critics, she had to stand at the top of the winners podium.

Was your focus to win?
If I’m just my achievement, win or loss, it can easily become a deadlock in the competition. Playfulness made me relax between my performances.

When did play take place in sports?
When we played at home, competition elements grew into the play. A mattress in the garden was allowed to be a prop in the high jump play. For me, there was no difference between play and sports.

Was play important for your results?
Yes, it was absolutely crucial I would say! When I started competing with adults, I was afraid that I would have to adapt and start taking sports too seriously, but I quickly understood that it takes energy to be someone other than who you are.

A boss of mine once said: Here we do not have fun, here we work! What do you think of that attitude?
To be playful is to be serious. It is important to give energy to play to find solutions that move forward towards results.

Have you learned from the body to the skull?
Yes, the body and skull create a positive loop of learning that playfulness enhances and strengthens.

What are your driving forces?
1: Have fun. 2: Do my best…give 100%. 3: Learn new things.

An interview with Carolina Klüft fulfills all three points.

How can you as an individual/team/company/organization increase 90% of the result through play?
How can you increase the speed between skull/leadership and body/organization?

I’m joining the IKEA Festival

Published by on september 9, 2021

Through play we connect, create, recharge, escape and explore. It’s a basic human need – and a human right. Playing is for all of us – across generations, across borders – and for some, it’s even a key part of their job. 16 September I’m joining the IKEA Festival together with Generation Pep Operations manager and Olympic gold medalist Carolina Klüft, Play activist Soledad Piñero Misa and Magnus Thuvesson from IKEA to discuss the importance of play. @IKEA #IKEAFestival

Top 10 most popular posts. Updated: 7 September 2021

Published by on september 7, 2021

1. Play vs. Business

2. An open letter to Jeff Bezos, Please buy the Amazon rainforest!

3. +$2 million in increased sales after a workshop

4. An interview about innovation and intrapreneurship with Daniel Alexus, Founder & Head of Ericsson ONE

5. VIDEO: My TEDxWomen Talk

6. Solving the future of AI live at a keynote for AIM North Symposium

7. It was amazing to hold a workshop yesterday at Innovationsledarna!

8. WHEN job recruitment is done like a talent show, places like Harvard will transform into a museum

9. Watch our IKEA fashion prediction walk out of the closet

10. Public record at Sharkonomics webinar for AmCham

Play vs. Business

Published by on september 2, 2021

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw

Startups that aren’t playing will not grow old.
Stefan Engeseth

An audience that is hungry and alert in the morning is worth its weight in gold

Published by on augusti 9, 2021

An audience that is hungry and alert in the morning is worth its weight in gold. Rotary offers just that type of audience… every time:

A fantastic lecture by Stefan Engeseth.
Eva Klevås, Past President, Rotary Western harbour

If nothing is New under the sun. Then creative people are living above the sun

Published by on juli 26, 2021

If nothing is New under the sun. Then creative people are living above the sun.

+$2 million in increased sales after a workshop

Published by on juni 22, 2021

Twice in a row, The Sharkonomics Workshop gave +$2 million in increased sales to our customer.
Sometimes the result is so good that you wonder if it’s true, but it is.
Customers often mention Sharkonomics strategies as an explanation for how they increased speed and released energy.
We can’t guarantee that the results had to do with the workshops.
However, we can guarantee that a Sharkonomics workshop will increase the speed.
How fast do you want to develop?

Video: Bite into the future! Me interviewed at Spinnovation

Published by on maj 24, 2021

Fighting Parkinson’s!

Published by on april 29, 2021

It’s amazing to see this video on how seniors kick and fight against Parkinson’s Disease.
It’s really great to see Kim has created a company based on doing good (and fighting back a disease).
Would be great if Kim could open this gym in Sweden as a kick ass place for senior people learn how to fight stereotypes about senior people.

Kimberly Berg’s Rebel Fit Club.

Coached by a SHARK?

Published by on april 19, 2021

All organizations want to increase speed, some even hire a SHARK as a coach! 
Despite goals, visions and plans, most organizations do not pick up speed. Often the start is one to two attack workshops with Sharkonomics to get started. After that, many increase their sales by several million, with the help of the tools and inspiration that Sharkonomics offers. 
We have now been commissioned to coach employees globally to create a long-lasting effect. The demand for the shark as a coach is greatest in: sales, company management or where speed is needed most. 

Five coaching SHARK tips on how to speed up business: 
1. A bite gives more speed than a thousand words (action gives more results than just words). 
2. Denial does not lead forward (dive down and find out the reality). 
3. Evaluate your fastest way of learning. 
4. Attack the future (history is often a speed bump). 
5. A shark without focus never swims correctly and is not measured (with the right focus you create results). 

What are your best tip for speeding up business? 

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