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Donnie Lygonis

Stockholm, Sweden

In short, I am passionate about everything that has to do with ideas, concepts and new ways of doing things we never thought could be done differently.

I also love teaching, I love meeting students, the ones that are ready to conquer the world but might not, and the ones that will but have no idea yet, and for every person I meet, I hope I can inspire them to have a better day.

My own journey started in the army, where every day was a creative challenge. My eight years as an Officer in the Royal Engineers taught me to always be prepared to re-evaluate situations at hand, and try figure out the easiest and smartest solution for the day. And a new one each and every day, since it was all about being unpredictable, and almost never having the right or enough resources.

Since then I have started and run a number of companies and projects, many of them together with my sister Deborah, as well as helping large organisations with their business development.

I am a juror in a number of competitions; Venture Cup, Young Enterprise, The Inventors (TV show) and Finn Upp to mention a few, and I have also created and taught a number of courses, amongst them a leadership program for the School of Economics and Business in Göteborg and a course on Business Planning for IHM Business School in Stockholm.

I am also an avid TEDxster, with having organized 15 TEDx conferences so far and spoken 5 times at various TEDx events, as well as being a part of the European TEDx Organizer Organisation (www.tedx.com) I have attended one TED event so far, TED Global in Rio de Janeiro 2014, and also the EG Conference in Carmel in 2016 and 2017.

In 2016 I founded Entrepreneurs WIthout Borders, a non-profit that helps early stage founders of positive impact organisations scale and grow sustainably, in order to create jobs and speed up the worlds journey towards the UN Sustainable Development goals.

Available For: Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Stockholm
Speaking Topics: innovation, startups, entrepreneurship

Donnie Lygonis Points
Academic 0
Author 145
Influencer 310
Speaker 70
Entrepreneur 20
Total 545

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Areas of Expertise

AR/VR 30.22
Business Strategy 30.12
Digital Disruption
Emerging Technology
Entrepreneurship 49.42
Health and Wellness
Innovation 40.45
Leadership 30.62
Lean Startup
Metaverse 30.71
Startups 52.15
Sustainability 31.87
AI 30.17

Industry Experience

Publications

70 Article/Blogs
Daily Post #489 To know where you are going
Import from medium.com
November 26, 2022
CHESHIRE CAT from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll in 1865 Pictorial Press LtdMany people say that Lewis Carroll’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is one of the best leadership books ever written, and I must say it has it fair share of quotes and passages that are very

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #488 Not only skills can be learned
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November 25, 2022
Not only skills can be learned. You can put yourself in uncomfortable situations that make you more comfortable being in them, it is called moving out of your comfort zone for a reason after all.Whatever you want to become, however you want to feel or be percieved, you can’t get there by talking

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #487 Giving thanks
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November 24, 2022
Today is Thanksgiving in the US and US territories, in Sweden we have Tacksägelsedagen which in 2022 was on October 9th, but both days are originally about being thankful for harvest and what the land gave us.I’d like to take this opportunity to ask you a favor today.Please don’t use this day

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #486 Stop complaining, start doing
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November 23, 2022
I’ve written versions of this one before, one being my grandma’s advice of either stop complaining or start doing something about it, you can’t only just complain.Here the same message but a good reminder — to be a good team player, a leader and a good follower, you need to keep your whi

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #485 Take your job seriously…
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November 22, 2022
…but never yourself.You have to be able to laugh at yourself, admit you make mistakes and realize that in the situations when you know you are out of your depth, asking for help isn’t a bad way to learn actually.However, take your job seriously, know your job inside and out, be as good at it as

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #484 Your choice
Import from medium.com
November 21, 2022
Grow or not. Your choice.We live in an everchanging world and the only thing we know for sure is that things will change, for better and for worse.And just as we can’t always decide what happens to us, we can always decide on how we want to react to it.Take things in stride, look, listen, learn

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #483 Practice what you preach
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November 18, 2022
Funny when you realize that you aren’t practicing what you preach. (or I guess painful could be another word for it 

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #482
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November 17, 2022
Daily Post no 482 The world’s longest 2ftSo you’ve just spent two months thinking, planning, designing and then you do the presentation for your staff, your employees, your group, your team and they just don’t grasp it.They don’t get it.They’re not as enthusiastic as you are.Don’t fo

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #481 Who said leadership was easy?
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November 17, 2022
When I’m teaching leadership classes, I often get the question: “Donnie, if it’s so easy as you make it out to be with this list of how to become a better leader, how come I’ve had so many bad bosses?”And the answer to that question, there are two different kinds of people, right? First o

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Daily Post 480 Give people the authority to do their jobs
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November 12, 2022
Donniesdaily 480 Give people the authority they needOne of the fundamental keys to successful leadership is the ability and will to give people the authority to do their job. As a leader your job is to lead and coordinate. However, remember the golden rule — you can delegate tasks and the man

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Daily Post 479
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November 12, 2022
It’s what you doAs the saying goes — They don’t do what you say, they do what you do. You can talk all you want, but if you do the opposite, it just won’t count. Remember the reactions during the Covid pandemic when the leaders who told us how to act were caught doing the opposite? Upro

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post 478 Being a leader means:
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November 12, 2022
Being a leader means…This week’s posts have all been (are all) about leadership and what to think about as you are transitioning into a leading position or want to improve as a leader.As I took a short walk this morning, contemplating what I think are some very good basic traits, I listed the

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Daily Post 477 Have their backs
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November 12, 2022
Have their backsWhen your team makes a mistake, you need to be leader enough to step up and take the blame for it, it did happen under your watch after all, no matter whose fault it was.After you have shown accountability, taken the blame and returned to camp you can start figuring out what went w

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post 476
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November 12, 2022
Being a great leaderWe don’t follow people because they do great things, we follow people because they make and help us to do great things. The best leaders understand this. That by not only letting but enabling and making their people excel and perform beyond what they first thought possible, th

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post 475 What is experience?
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November 12, 2022
Experience is consciously seeing and understanding what is happening.It is learning.It is putting what you have seen and learned to further good use.It’s not just being there, it’s much more than that.As Rick Warren says in his quote “Experience isn’t what happens to you, it is what you do

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #474 Don’t go alone
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November 06, 2022
Ok so you’ve probably heard this one before, but I can’t stress how important it is to get a co-founder, build a team, get a mentor, ask for help.You might be surprised to see how helpful people actually are if you only stop and honestly ask them for help.One small disclaimer though — th

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #473 Study bankruptcies
Import from medium.com
October 30, 2022
We almost only talk about the start, the growth, the pivot and the success.We might talk about the failure, the decline, the miss.But we never talk about the consequences of failure. The bankruptcy.Losing everything, seeing your dream crash and burn.We talk about “going all in” and “fully c

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Daily Post #472 What to ask for
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October 25, 2022
Daily Post #472 What to ask forAs the old saying goes “never ask for money when you need it” or with a start-up twist, “Don’t be too desperate when asking for money” 

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #471 The end of the world
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October 22, 2022
Put things into perspective.How big are your problems in a bigger picture?The only thing that truly is the end of the world is, as Jason Kasper writes, the end of the world.Everything else can be handled, overcome, worked on and dealt with.Daily Post #471 The end of the world was originally publi

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #470 Do something
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October 19, 2022
Change can be touch, the risk of failing is always there and a big reason for people not trying new things or trying to make things better for themselves.But think of it this way; which is worse? being afraid of failing or realizing that yet another year has passed and nothing new has happened?Think

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #469 Do your research
Import from medium.com
October 18, 2022
If you want to increase traction, get better customer response or be able to charge more, then start by doing your research.Your aim with this is to understand what your competition is doing so you can do it better.Maybe their service is poor.Maybe their product/service has flaws that you can read

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #468
Import from medium.com
October 13, 2022
Just because you didn’t break it, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t fix it.Just because it doesn’t say in your job description to help someone, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t.We all need to step up and start cleaning up our collective mess.Be it in the small things like picking up litter (or not l

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #467 On leadership
Import from medium.com
October 12, 2022
Don’t confuse position, title, management, being a boss, getting a promotion and the rest with leadership.Leadership isn’t something you “are” or get handed, leadership is how you do thing, how you treat people, how you work to get a collective towards and past mutually agreed goals and vis

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #466 Everything starts somewhere
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October 11, 2022
Don’t get intimidated, don’t forget that all big giants started small with one, two or three people getting together and deciding they wanted to change the world in some way.You can get there as well, it’s all a matter of time, effort and resources, and the only thing you can’t bargain with

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #465 Good Enough…
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September 30, 2022
Please don’t make the mistake of thinking that “Good Enough” is something that will work in the long run.For an MVP yes, to get something out the door, YES!In the words of Seth Godin: “Ship it!”But that does NOT mean you are finished, that means that you have STARTED!It pains me to see

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #464 Consistency
Medium.com
September 28, 2022
In my latest Innvoation Fika with Rohit Agarwal, he told about his entrepreneurial journey, and it was really interesting how often he came back to the simple rule: “Show up, every day, speak to clients, ask them what they need, and one day it will work”.

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Daily Post #463 With power comes…
Medium
September 28, 2022
You’ve probably heard lots of versions of this one before, from great leadership names like Peter Drucker to Peter Parker Spiderman’s Uncle Ben and the Swedish cartoon bear Bamse.

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Daily Post #452 Embrace the RAT
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September 26, 2022
Daily Post #462 Embrace the RATSo you’ve probably heard of the MVP — the holy grail of the startup world.However have you heard of the RAT? The Riskiest Assumption Test?Maybe not, but if you are in the process of starting something new, the RAT is for you.Unlike the MVP where the iteratio

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Daily Post #461 Which books are your customers reading?
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September 24, 2022
Daily Post #451 What books are your customers reading?This weekend sees one of the big cultural events happening in Sweden, the book fair (Bokmässan), that is held traditionally in Göteborgs on the west coast.And speaking of books and storytelling, do you know which books your customers / users /

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Daily Post #460 Opportunity knocks
Import from medium.com
September 21, 2022
The expression is “Opportunity knocks” but when things go really bad it’s hard to keep a level head and think of who is at the door.However, sometimes we need that kick in the backside to get moving, to change, to evolve,Sometimes it’s something happening in the world around you, like a pa

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Daily Post #459 Take the shot
Medium
September 19, 2022
Too often you find people (or yourself) saying things like “I wish I had done this” or “I wish I could do that” but haven’t because they might fail.

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #458 Stop selling
Medium
September 17, 2022
So I got a connection request from a person who very politely wanted to add me to their network for our “mutual benefit”, sure I thought, happy to be in touch.

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #457 When it’s raining…
Medium
September 13, 2022
It takes a certain type of entrepreneur and business leader to see opportunities where others only see rain, problems and dark clouds ahead.

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Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #456 The order of things
Medium
September 09, 2022
Entrepreneurs mistakenly go for the money first, and have a cunning plan on how the then will both acquire customers as well as the competence they need to build and release.

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #455 If you want a hero’s story, you need to fight the dragon
Import from medium.com
September 03, 2022
Too often I meet people who want the hero’s story, the achievements and a LinkedIn-profile to match, however very few seem prepared to take on the hard work to get there.Being a startup founder is no walk in the park. It’s hard work, every long day, evenings and weekends, and you can be happy i

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #454 How ideas are like puppies
Medium.com
September 02, 2022
Then finally — one thing that is 100% transferable: Puppies that are kept indoors, that never get the chance to play, meet other puppies (or adult dogs) and never learn how reality works by being in reality, they very soon get very very bored and sad.

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #453 Make an impact
Medium.com
September 02, 2022
If you are going to spend all that time and effort all through your work life, then why not make it count?

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Tags: Startups, Sustainability, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #451 A word from my grandma
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August 30, 2022
Daily Post #452 A word from my grandmaI got a lot of good advice growing up, and a lot of it came from my grandmother and my mother.One thing especially that my grandmother passed on to me, was the “shut up or get up” thing, the one that simply means; you either stop complaining about it (shut

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Daily Post #451 How to overcome writers blocks? Write!
Medium
August 29, 2022
Interesting enough, I found it really hard to get started, I had stopped and, well, stopped. So I spent two weeks trying to start, procrastinating and coming up with lame excuses for not writing.

“What should I write about? I don’t have anything to say, I am empty, there are no more ideas, who wants to read what I write anyway?”

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Tags: Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #451
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August 29, 2022
So I’ve just started writing daily posts again after taking a summer break and not writing on a daily basis which has been my habit for the past couple of years.Interesting enough, I found it really hard to get started, I had stopped and, well, stopped. So I spent two weeks trying to start, procr

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #450 Don’t confuse creativity with innovation.
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July 12, 2022
Creativity is the ability to see things differently.Innovation is the ability to make these new things happen and creating value.Creativity is fun — Innovation is a lot of hard work.Creativity is unexpected results — Innovation is a process.Creativity is thinking out of the box —

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Daily Post #449 Taking a first impression
Medium
July 07, 2022
Yes you read it right, it does say “take a good impression” not “make a good impression”.

This one is bouncing off the post my friend Håvard wrote about how quickly we make our mind up about something and how important it is to try to make a good impression in that short time.

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #448 Row goddammit
Medium
July 05, 2022
In times like these, the winds tend to die down. The investors stop calling, the customers stop buying, inflation raises prices and savings in stock go up in smoke.

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #447 Going from push to pull
Medium
July 04, 2022
So you find yourself having to explain your business idea, again! Why don’t they get it? Don’t they see how fantastic it is?

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #446 Top 10 tips for networking
Medium
June 30, 2022
I’ve picked some good ones I found, and added some of my own favorites here as a “Top Ten Tips for Successful Networking!” but would love your suggestions as well, I am sure you have tried something that worked like a charm that we should know about. So please comment!

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #445 The beauty of baby steps
Medium
June 29, 2022
It might sound banal and super obvious, but just yesterday again I was talking to yet another entrepreneur who was stuck in the “I can’t sell anything until I have built everything” waiting game.

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Tags: Innovation, Startups

Daily Post #444 Customer support like…
Medium
June 27, 2022
So today I was on the phone to a well know brand, and I got their automated phone service. You know the kind where the robotic voice says “please state your business and what you are looking for and I will try to help you”.

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #443 Adapting the narrative
Medium
June 24, 2022
If I asked you to describe what you are doing to these three separate people, I bet you that the way you told your story would change.

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Daily Post #442 Be the light
Medium.com
June 22, 2022
In the ancient Greek tragedies they used the concept of Deus Ex Machina, “God from the machine” as a way to introduce a divine intervention that fixed or turned things upside down , usually at the end of the play.

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Daily Post #441 Release now, Refine later
Import from medium.com
June 21, 2022
Get it out the door.Ship it.Find your first users and put whatever you are making in their hands for early stage trials, iterations and to create ambassadors for your product.Nothing builds loyalty more than inviting people to be a part of co-creating something.But I get it, you want it to be perf

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Startups

Daily Post #440
Import from medium.com
June 12, 2022
MVP in context.So you read the quote and think “oh how stupid they were”, but do you stop to consider what they were shown? did they have the innovative and mental capability of seeing something beyond the probably very primitive contraption in front of them?This could just as well be a case o

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Startups

Daily Post #439 Need Awareness vs Need Acceptance vs Need Action
Import from medium.com
June 09, 2022
We often make the mistake of assuming that our customer is aware of the need we are trying to address. And even if they are aware of it, doesn’t mean they have conciously accepted it. Which of course makes the road to actually doing something about it so much longer.Do you spend time finding out

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Startups

Daily Post #438 That’s impossible!
Import from medium.com
June 02, 2022
“That will never work here.”“That’s impossible”.“There’s nothing I can do”.Really?Have you truly considered every single possible solution on planet earth (and beyond) and come to the definite conclusion that this totally, physically, eternally impossible?What makes you the definit

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Startups

Daily Post #437 How to sell pizza
Import from medium.com
May 31, 2022
So you see a woman eating pizza.Question is, why did she choose pizza?Your first thought might be “she likes the taste of pizza and was hungry”.Thing is, if you make it too simplistic and try to sell your own product in the same way, you risk missing the contextual reasons for the pizza purch

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Startups

Daily Post #436 How to improvise
Import from medium.com
May 24, 2022
Back when I was in the army (yes, spent 10 years as an officer in the Royal Engineers) we knew that any plan will fall apart as soon as it encounters reality.However, without a plan and overall goal, vision, mission, it is really hard, if not impossible to improvise.Sure, you can wing it at occasion

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Startups

Daily Post #435 The context of an MVP
Import from medium.com
May 19, 2022
MVP, this wonderfully misunderstood startup buzzword.Minimum Viable Product.As in:“what is the least we can build and still be able to test our core functionality”.Thing is, many mix their MVP efforts up with their POC (Proof-of-concept) efforts, or even with their Minimum Viable Experiments (M

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Startups

Daily Post #434 Make it important
Import from medium.com
May 13, 2022
No you won’t succeed with everything, most things you try won’t work out for one reason or the other.But if you are going to spend all of that time, effort and the blood, sweat and tears on it, you might as well spend it on something important.At least then you can say you tried, that you gave

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Startups

Daily Post #433 There are no answers
Import from medium.com
May 12, 2022
A common misunderstanding in the communication between research and business is that the business perspective is looking for answers to their questions while the researchers are looking to learn more and increase their knowledge in a field or on a subject.I hear this a lot from the startups I work

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Startups

Daily Post #432 Do great things
Import from medium.com
May 03, 2022
Whatever you do, try to do it as well as possible.These days we keep trying to influence people to try to “fix” the world.We say “look at the UN Sustainable Development Goals and pick one of them” and we talk about impact and social responsibility.This is all good of course, but it can also

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Startups

Daily Post #431 Explore, dream, discover
Import from medium.com
May 02, 2022
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark TwainDaily Post #431 Explore, dream, discover was

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Startups

My first year of podcasting
LinkedIn
December 29, 2016
Well, 2016 is coming to an end and with that my first humble tries at podcasting. I was in Silicon Valley at the time, working as Senior Advisor at The Nordic Innovation House and I was meeting all of these amazing personalities.

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Podcast Episode 9 - Danny Lange, Machine Learning Maestro
LinkedIn
December 23, 2016
Episode number 9 of the podcast I started when I was in Silicon Valley. This time with the guy that probably knows the most about Machine Learning of them all, Danny Lange.

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Tags: Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Podcast Episode 8 - Nir Eyal, King of the Hook!
LinkedIn
October 14, 2016
I managed to get two podcasts recorded during my last month in Palo Alto, but didn't have time time to edit and publish them. But now, finally, here is one of them.

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Podcast Episode 7 - Ebbe Altberg, Virtual Reality Snowball Champion
LinkedIn
August 10, 2016
So for this week we go all in for VR and virtual worlds. I sat down with Ebbe Altberg, the CEO of Linden Lab, creators of Second Life and coming attraction Project Sansar, and we talked about their ideas of creating a whole new fully immersive social experience.

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Tags: AR/VR, Innovation, Metaverse

Podcast Episode 6 - Markus Jakobsson, The Good Criminal
LinkedIn
June 27, 2016
What's the best quote from Episode 6 you ask? This one I say: "I feel empowered by finding something awful that I can fix", said by Markus Jakobsson, fellow Swede and internet security expert extraordinaire.

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Tags: Innovation

Podcast Episode 5 - Peter Carlsson, Supply Chain Wizard
LinkedIn
May 29, 2016
For episode five, I had the chance to sit down with Peter Carlsson, a fellow Swede in Palo Alto, for a nice relaxed chat. Unknown to the public eye maybe, Peter has worked behind the scenes and helped build some really big enterprises.

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Tags: Innovation

Podcast Episode 4 - Bill Reichert
LinkedIn
May 07, 2016
Time for the fourth episode of the Palo Alto podcast, and this time we get to listen to a real Silicon Valley veteran, Bill Reichert.

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Tags: Innovation

Podcast Episode 3 - Pascal Finette
LinkedIn
March 21, 2016
This week we have the pleasure of listening at Pascal Finette, Singularity University, and we talk about world-changing technology, new generations, the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and a lot more.

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Tags: Innovation

Podcast Episode 2 - Amanda Goltz
LinkedIn
March 14, 2016
This week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Amanda Goltz, digital champion in the US healthcare system. We had a great chat about how the system works, what doesn’t and what can be done to fix it.

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Tags: Innovation

Podcast episode 1 - Jonathan Knowles
LinkedIn
March 06, 2016
It all started with the frustration over that I was meeting all of these amazing people over here in Silicon Valley, and the only thing that came out of it was a post on twitter, facebook or best case a blog post.

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Tags: Innovation

1 Founder
Entrepreneurs Without Borders
Entrepreneurs Without Borders
December 01, 2016
Entrepreneurs Without Borders (EWB) is a business driven non profit that aims to help local founders start and grow sustainable businesses. We have developed our proprietary framework that we call Entrepreneur2030, which is part of our vision that no startups are started without a clear idea of which global goal(s) they are trying to solve (see the UN 17 SDGs for 2030).

I got the first idea of EWB back in 2011, and started working actively on it in 2016, and 2019 we started our first pilot of our virtual campus for startups, offering workshops, lots of peer-to-peer learning, and a global alumni network with like-minded people

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Leadership, Entrepreneurship

7 Keynotes
Donnie SC Lygonis Keynote at Sustainable Entrepreneurship Day 2021
Entrepreneurs Without Borders
December 15, 2021
The opening keynote for Sustainable Entrepreneurship Day 2021 by EWB founder Donnie SC Lygonis

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Sustainability, Entrepreneurship

Keynote Speaker Donnie S. C. Lygonis convida a todos a participar da Conferência Anpei 2018
ANPEI
May 16, 2018
Keynote Speaker Donnie S. C. Lygonis convida a todos a participar da Conferência Anpei 2018

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Tags: AI, Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

Donnie SC Lygonis: How HTH Works and Gains
Rīgas Tehniskā universitāte
February 01, 2018
How HTH Works and Gains

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Donnie Lygonis · KTH Royal Institute of Technology | HÉROES FEST 2017
Innpulsa Colombia
November 29, 2017
HÉROES FEST 2017

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How Norway became the most innovative country in the world
YouTube
December 02, 2016
Donnie Lygonis is an expert on innovation from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He helps bright students of KFT to commercialize their ideas and makes startups succeed. He has just returned from 10 months in Silicon Valley working out on the Nordic Innovation House in Palo Alto. Donnie is also an avid TEDxster, with 3 talks under his belt.

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How Norway became the most innovative country in the world | Donnie Lygonis | TEDxBergen
TEDx Talks
November 02, 2016
Donnie Lygonis is an expert on innovation from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He helps bright students of KFT to commercialize their ideas and makes startups succeed. He has just returned from 10 months in Silicon Valley working out on the Nordic Innovation House in Palo Alto. Donnie is also an avid TEDxster, with 3 talks under his be

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Creativity and innovation can save the world | Donnie Lygonis | TEDxAUEB
TEDx Talks
October 23, 2014
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. You go to school to learn how to learn. And keep learning. To learn how to think, and rethink. If we can adapt from an
early age the mindset that accepts that the only constant is change, we can feel a lot better about learning, and we can
position us in this change, and even more, instead of being reactive to change, we can be proactive to change, and take
control of change. Donnie explains the connection between equality, curiosity, diversity and trust, in this journey of
constant changes.

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2 Media Interviews
Entrepreneurship & UN-SDGs | Donnie Lygonis | Conscious Stockholm
Conscious Design Dialogues
October 28, 2021
Donnie Lygonis, a Business Development Coach and Innovation Strategist in conversation with Aishwarya Narayana

Donnie sheds light on the nature of innovation in the Design Industry. The dialogue delves into the nuances of social responsibility and scalable human impact that Entrepreneurs across the world and domains must reflect upon.

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AI in Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Donnie SC Lygonis
KTH AI Society
June 06, 2021
The following is a conversation with Donnie SC Lygonis. Donnie Lygonis is an Innovation Strategist and Businesses Development coach at KTH Innovation.

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2 Podcasts
Innovation Fika E78 Making it work, my entrepreneurial journey with Rohit Agarwal
Innovation Fika
September 28, 2022
Episode 78 of my Innovation Fika and this time all about HOW TO MAKE IT WORK. Rohit Agarwal started his business just before the pandemic and had to iterate, pivot, try new things and just simply make it work, and he has some really good lessons for every struggling entrepreneur out there.

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Innovation Fika Episode 68 Storytelling as a business strategy with Melina Galeadi
Innovation Fika
June 22, 2022
Join me and Melina Galeadi for a conversation about using storytelling as a business strategy.

Melina is Global Head of Strategy & Planning at The Absolute Company and has held numerous executive positions in brand management, product development, international business development and worked with different FMCGs on a global, regional and local level, and has developed and launched numerous brands in over 50 markets around the world.

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23 Videos
Daily Post 487 Giving thanks
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November 24, 2022

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Daily Post 484
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November 22, 2022

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Daily Post 482
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November 17, 2022

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November 15, 2022

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Daily Post no 480
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November 12, 2022

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Daily Post no 478 how to be a better leader
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November 10, 2022

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Innovation Fika Episode 67 Making informed decisions, with Kjell Borking
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June 17, 2022

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Innovation Fika Episode 66 The Art of Storytelling with Henrik Skarstedt
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June 01, 2022

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Innovation Fika E64 Email Marketing with Sam Jahanfar
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May 18, 2022

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Innovation Fika E63 - Knowcean, underwater autonomous vehicles
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May 12, 2022

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Innovation Fika E62 - Ola Alvarsson, Entrepreneur Extraordinaire
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May 12, 2022

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Innovation Fika E61 University rankings and how they work, with Duncan Ross
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April 27, 2022

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Innovation Fika Episode 60, Conny Karlsson, founder & CEO Bubl.
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April 20, 2022

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Innovation Fika E59 - Leadership for a Sustainable Future w Helena Tronner
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April 13, 2022

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Innovation Fika Episode 58 with Christiane Dolve H&M Foundation
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April 06, 2022

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Innovation Fika E57 Intellectual Property for Startups with Thorunn Grenmark
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April 03, 2022

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Innovation Fika E56 Designing a sustainable future - Hamza Qadoumi
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March 23, 2022

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Innovaton Fika Episode 55 Startup - industry collaboration with Rebecca Connée from Klimato
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March 16, 2022

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Innovation Fika E54 Basics of Blockchain and Crypto with Filip Martinsson
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March 15, 2022

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Innovation Fika E53 Pitching tips for startups
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March 03, 2022

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Innovation Fika E52 - Recruitment tips with Magnus Oskarsson
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February 23, 2022

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Innovation Fika Episode 51 Rebecka Wedlund CTO and Cofounder Momentus
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February 17, 2022

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Innovation Fika Episode 50 Frida & Kim, The Branding Table
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February 06, 2022

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