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Global Denmark Podcast
40 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Helle Østergaard Kristiansen
Our guest in this episode was named one of the 30 most influential women in global business by Forbes Magazine.Her name is Helle Østergaard Kristiansen, and at 43 she is the CEO of Danske Commodities, a 15-year old energy trading company that has become a major player in international energy trading.We talked to Helle about what energy trading is all about, why it matters so much in the green transition and what it means to be the only woman in an industry that is overwhelmingly dominated by men. Helle shares her thoughts on leadership, lessons to and from Denmark and the important lessons she’s learned from one of her biggest idols…Pipi Longstocking.Listen in to learn more about one of Denmark’s most successful companies and one it’s most influential businesswomen.
36 minutes | May 23, 2021
Is technology a basic life skill? In this episode we meet Louise Overgaard, the mastermind behind Coding Pirates. Louise is on a mission to help both children and adults better understand how technology is affection their lives.Louise argues that its a lot more than just programming. Understanding technology has become a basic life skill!Join us as we discuss digitalization, technology and coding pirates.
35 minutes | May 16, 2021
What do Oscar-winning films, sustainable furniture, and ostomy bags have in common? Majken Kalhave can tell you! In this episode, we meet Majken Kalhave, she is the director of Creative Denmark and she is working to export Denmarks unique creative DNA to the world. But how do you sell something as abstract as creativity and why is Denmark creativity so unique anyway?We sat down with Majken to learn more.
32 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
In this episode, we meet three Danish startups with huge ambitions. Individually they are working to solve problems such as eradicating poverty, water shortage, and economic empowerment. Now they have joined forces, together with a dozen other Danish SME's, to create TechVelopment. In this episode we discuss Danish innovation and entrepreneurship, the goals behind TechVelopment, and making a positive impact on the future.
12 minutes | Mar 21, 2021
Espresso Series pt.3
In recent months, we at the Global Denmark Podcast have followed three startup companies that are a part of Urbantech, a Copenhagen-based program that pairs small and large companies, which share a common ambition of creating more sustainable cities. In this episode, the third in our Espresso Series on Urbantech, we speak with these startups about what, how, and why they do what they do and how this unique startup-corporate partnership has helped them.
39 minutes | Mar 14, 2021
What are some keys to be being a successful international leader in Denmark?Start with the newly appointed CEO of Stedin, former Managing Director, executive VP and global partner for Bloxhub.We discuss tips for international leaders working in Denmark, how to navigate differing cultural power distances, how Denmark stacks up to the Netherlands and are Danes really direct.
18 minutes | Mar 7, 2021
Urbantech: Espresso Series pt.2
The Urbantech Program is built around the idea that in order to have an impact on the world, startups need to integrate deeply into their ecosystems to be successful. We do that by working closely with some of the biggest built-environment partners in Europe. Urbantech is an innovation program for the world’s most promising and innovative technology startups. Three Danish corporates, COWI, VKR Holding / VELUX and EWII are behind the initiative with support from the philanthropic organisations Realdania and the Danish Industry Foundation.Urbantech is the collective term for the program’s focus on digital solutions to make construction more effective, buildings and power systems more flexible, and public spaces more multifunctional. And help cities emit less CO2. In short, tech that makes cities better for the humans that live in them.Today we’re back with a fresh espresso – the second of a three-episodes serie.
44 minutes | Feb 28, 2021
Who are the Danish Power Elite?
Who are the Danish Elite? And how much power do they really have? Join the Global Denmark Podcast as Brian Woodward interviews Christoph Houman Ellersgaard, researcher at Copenhagen Business School, author of the book "Magteliten" (The Power Elites) and co-creator of the project ‘Tied up?' which investigates how powerful people in Denmark wield their influence.In this episode we discuss, among other things, the taboo of being called powerful in Denmark, what the composition of power networks tell us about a society's values and why it is important to understand and discuss the concentration of power.Christopher also leads the Society for the study of Power and Elites, which undertakes ongoing studies and mapping of Denmark's Power Elite network. Learn more at www.magtelite.dk
17 minutes | Feb 21, 2021
Urbantech: Espresso Series pt.1
According to the UN, up to 70 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in cities by 2050.This creates major challenges and calls for new innovative and digital solutions that can pushconstruction and urban development in a more efficient and sustainable direction.This is done through Urbantech – an innovation program for the world’s most promising andinnovative technology startups. Three Danish corporates, COWI, VKR Holding / VELUX and EWII are behind the initiative with support from the philanthropic organisations Realdania and the Danish Industry Foundation.
40 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
Niels Bjerre - Poulsen
In this episode, co-hosts Thomas Mulhern and Brian Woodward sit down with GDP alumnist Niels Bjerre Poulsen; author, Ph.D. in American studies, lecturer at University of Southern Denmark’s center for American studies, and key contributor on American politics and American history.In this wide-ranging conversation, we explore, the legacy of Donald Trump and the potential breaking of presidential libraries, racism in America, "fraud" in the 2020 election and so much more.
40 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
Jillian C. York
What is surveillance capitalism? Why aren't more people talking about censorship? Join the Global Denmark Podcast as Brian Woodward interviews an American free-expression activist and author, Jillian C. York. In this insightful episode, we discuss how censorship takes place on different platforms, whether all platforms are being censored, what change would Jillian like to see towards censorship and much more.
41 minutes | Jan 17, 2021
Why does the world of headhunting seem to be so shrouded in secrecy? What are the qualities of a good leader and can foreign executives succeed in Denmark?Join the Global Denmark Podcast as Brian Woodward interviews Morten Winther, one of Denmark's top headhunters and managing partner at the global executive search firm Boyden.In this episode, we discuss how headhunters work, what makes a good leader, and Morten’s lessons to and from Denmark.
42 minutes | Nov 8, 2020
Tova Brandt on Danish America
Tova Brandt is Director of the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn, Iowa. In this episode, she talks with host Brian Woodward about the historical relationship and the longstanding ties between Denmark and the United States. Tova explains the waves of Danish immigration to America, the state of the current relationship between Denmark and the United States, and sheds some light on why eating medisterpølse with æbleskiver just makes damn good sense when in America.
10 minutes | Nov 1, 2020
GDP welcomes new co-host, Brian Woodward
Breaking News! The Global Denmark Podcast welcomes new co-host, Brian Woodward. In this mini-cast, we welcome Brain and learn more about his background as a communication strategist, journalist, and copy-writer as well as his vision for the continued growth of the podcast.
40 minutes | Oct 11, 2020
Mogens Lykketoft - Part 1
What can we learn from the Danish model?Join us in part one of two in this special episode of the Global Denmark Podcast as Thomas Mulhern interviews Fmr. Minister, Speaker and President of the UNGA, Mogens Lykketoft. Mogens has had an incredible career, with more than 35 years as a member of the Social Democratic Party where he also served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Finance and Taxation. He’s also author of several books and a frequent commentator on Danish television. Today, Mogens is also serving as Chair for a project called Energinet.In this episode, we take a dive into what the Danish model is, the concept of equality, climate change, the future of energy, the role of the UN, and Mogen’s reflections on previous and current events.
46 minutes | Sep 27, 2020
Jonathan Tjoa Algreen
From profit-oriented gainer to a social entrepreneurship frontrunner.Join the Global Denmark Podcast as Thomas Mulhern interviews serial entrepreneur, investor, and CEO of 1People, Jonathan Tjoa Algreen. In this conversation, we discuss the meaning of business from a societal perspective, what investors look for in promising entrepreneurs, human well-being, and much more.
37 minutes | Sep 19, 2020
Kinga Szabo Christensen
What can we learn about Denmark from its largest and most influential business organisation?Join the Global Denmark Podcast as Thomas Mulhern interviews the Deputy Director General at Dansk Industri, Kinga Szabo Christensen.In this insightful episode, we discuss Kinga’s journey from Hungary to Denmark, initiatives to attract global talents, the impact of the UN sustainable development goals, Denmark’s competitive advantages, and much more.
62 minutes | Aug 16, 2020
How do you cultivate a growth and global mindset? Join the Global Denmark Podcast as Thomas Mulhern interview Managing Director of Growth Mindset, Skip Bowman. In this value-packed episode, we learn about the safe to great tool, cultivating positive mindsets both in Denmark and abroad, how cultural aspects and barriers affect change in organisations, and much more.
59 minutes | Jul 5, 2020
Scott E. Page: Untapping the Diversity Bonuses
What is the true value of diversity?Join this week’s episode of Global Denmark Podcast; as Thomas Mulhern speaks with Scott E. Page who is a leading academic, social scientist, author and Professor at the University of Michigan. Listen as together they explore; compositional diversity and diversity bonus by digging into Scott’s book, The Diversity Bonus: How Great Teams Pay Off in the Knowledge Economy.
39 minutes | Jun 21, 2020
Pernille Sandberg Bech: Vulnerability & Goodtalks
Vulnerability, Authenticity and Balance Global Denmark Podcast is back with another insightful episode; as Thomas Mulhern sits down with the CEO and Founder of GoodTalks, Pernille Sandberg Bech. In this wide-ranging conversation, we took a dive into Pernille’s journey from Group Head of Talent and Leadership to starting an empowering network that is adding tremendous value to women around the world.
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