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Read this book: The Year Without Pants

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This summer I finally got to read some books and this was one of my favorites. The Year Without Pants is a book about one man’s peek into the WordPress.com community. How they work, how they think and what their culture is like. It’s also about some interesting thoughts about the future of work.

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Thoughts From My Annual Month of Unplugging

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So I’m back after a month offline. It was spent with my loved ones, enjoying life and focusing on living – not documenting. This has been my best vacation so far, and a lot of it has to do with me unplugging from my digital self. Let me explain.

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Etikk også for bloggerne

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Bloggerne trenger troverdiget. En tilknytning til den etablerte presseetikken og PFU kan bidra til det. Her er mine tanker rundt bloggere og etikk.

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More sleep, and fewer hours at the office

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I used to be that guy who sat up all night coding, reading and socializing on the web. I was that kind of guy who could wake up with my nose stuck flat on my keyboard with a slice of pizza and a can of Cola next to me. I used to be proud that ...

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Unplugged

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July equals time to unplug and spending quality time with my loved ones. Last year I bought a dumb phone for my summer vacation. It can only receive texts and calls – and doesn’t even have a color screen. The battery lasts around 11(!) days. It’s perfect when you need to recharge and reflect. I ...

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The 20-year-old-CEO

I’m so fortunate that a part of my job is traveling around, meeting interesting people, and talking at conferences all over Europe. One of my favorite things is spending some extra time and energy on really getting to know some of the people I meet every time. During my recent trip to the Netherlands (or ...

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Leadership is a choice, it is not a rank.

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility. I could not agree more. I highly recommend to take the time ...

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Did you loose your focus? I found mine.

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The key to success is to be able to focus. If you can stay focused over time, you’ll get more stuff done. With focus you get more productive, you create a space where you can reflect and make important decisions on what to do, and when — instead of letting your inbox and the people around you ...

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Let your audience be your voice

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What’s the number one mistake most brands do in social media? They just want to talk about themselves and topics they care about. That turns out to not be the best way to create a community around your brand.

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Kjære Rafiq

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Det er vondt å tenke på at du ikke kommer til å lese disse ordene. Jeg skulle ønske du hadde mulighet til å se hvor mye du betydde for meg, og lese alle de fine ordene folk har skrevet om deg i dag. Du var unik Rafiq, på alle måter. Vårt vennskap begynte nesten som ...

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My first two weeks with Google Glass in Norway, and why I sold them

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I’m fascinated by all the exciting innovation Google has accomplished the last few years, one of the coolest things I’ve been anxious to play with is Google Glass. The glasses with a screen above your eye, and Google Now in your head. It’s not easy to get access to this in Norway. Even Google Norway ...

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Be a priest, not a vacuum cleaner salesman

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Too many marketers in Norway treat their profession as they where vacuum cleaner salesmen, when they should act more like priests. Working with marketing is about making more money, and increasing sales. It has always been that way, but they way you create results has changed drastically through the years. People change, adjust to their ...

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Bloggen min i 2013

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Siden 2009 har jeg oppsummert mine mest leste innlegg hver år. Du kan lese her: 2009, 2010, 2011 og 2012. Denne gangen tenkte jeg å ta det et steg lengere, ved å oppsummere trafikk, innlegg, kilder og kanskje det viktigste – hva vil jeg egentlig med bloggen min? 2013 var året da jeg brukte mindre tid på bloggen ...

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Mitt intervju med Anita Krohn Traaseth

I oktober 2012 hadde jeg gleden av å intervjue Anita Krohn Traaseth som første intervjuet i Mad Island serien min. Vi prater om oppvekst, karriere, sosiale medier, det å være en leder, HP Norge og mye mer.

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Time-management vs energy-management

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Do you obsess over getting the time to get all the stuff you want done? Well, maybe you’re doing it wrong? I was. I’ve spent years trying to perfect my time-management. I tried to perfectly time everything, and ended up running from one thing to another — not really being present in anything. Even in my sleep ...

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All the popular bloggers in Norway follow the same pattern

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Blogging in Norway is different compared to the rest of the world. While most people outside the nordics think of nerds, mostly male, that write about their passion when they hear the word blogger — Norway thinks of young girls, that writes about themselves and their everyday life. What I find interesting about the differences between Norway ...

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Min neste bok – Logg av

Jeg var fast bestemt på at jeg aldri skulle skrive en bok til. Etter 123blogg var jeg helt ærlig ganske lei av både det å skrive bok og ikke minst bokbransjen. Det er en bransje som ikke er særlig åpen for endring. Så jeg må innrømme at jeg ble veldig overrasket over meg selv når ...

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The tools I use to get things done

Over the years I’ve posted hundreds, if not thousands, of thoughts online. Words, blogposts, tweets, checkins, status updates, pictures and videos. I feel really lucky that while sharing I’ve built up an audience of wonderful people how often sends me emails, tweets and messages. That’s the number one reason why I still spend so much ...

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En måned uten – en oppdatering

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Desember var måneden i prosjektet mitt ett år uten hvor jeg skulle leve uten smarttelefon. Min dumtelefon skulle være eneste telefonen jeg skulle ha med meg. Telefonen virker kun for å sende meldinger og ta/få samtaler – så jeg så frem til roen midt i desember stresset. Slik ble det ikke. Jeg fant aldri frem min dumtelefon, ...

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3 little words for 2014

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In 2013 I lost 17 kilos, regained focus at work — and found balance in my personal life. Right now, I’m a better version of myself. That’s an amazing feeling. Much thanks to three little words — and a whole lot of focus, determination and hard work. Last year I decided I was done with New Year’s resolutions. I ...

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The difference between Samsung and Apple

Ever since I saw Steve Jobs introduced Mac OSX in 2001 I’ve been a huge fan. Not just of Apple’s products – but the way they communicate. Their ads, their product launches and how the handle (or don’t handle) press. Samsung on the other hand, have had a great growth in marketshare and revenue the ...

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