Retired professor in software engineering from Linkoping University, Sweden. Unusual in the academic world as, when I feel I have really understood something. I want to explore a new discipline. My journey: chemistry - math - elektromagnetism - microwave components - analog elektronics - digital elektronics automatic control -- real time computing - computer architecture - computer software -software engineering - system development - team learning/understanding - leadership and change management - motivation and creativity
Organizing seminars, conferences. Offering meeting places across boundaries in terms of sectors, disciplines,cultures, ages, religions, sexes, etc.
Organizer of The 13thv International Conference on Thinking in Norrkoping, Sweden, 2007. Now member of The Standing Committee for the International Conferences on Thinking Also aiming in establishing TEDxNorrkoping as an event series worth considering.
The sequence: Motivation - learning - understanding - acting.
Intuitions, reasoning, conscious and subconscious decisions.
I grew up in a Christian culture, taught that the Christian beliefs are the only true ones. That the Christian bible was the norm to follow. Today I have severe difficulty to understand how the Christian believers are able to combine the narrow intolerant views and values presented in the Old Testament, written thousands of years ago, with the incredibly wise and open-minded views in the New Testament, written around A.D. 200-300.
The history of universe, earth, and man, as told in the Old Testament, has been almost totally falsified by science the last centuries. The god, as presented in the Old Testament, had horrible values. Women and people from other places and with other beliefs had no value at all. Killing and raping such beings was recommended.
The authors of the New Testament, on the other hand, despite telling stories easily falsifiable, had an insight and presented values more than 1000 years ahead of their time. It is a miracle they had insight to do so in those days!
Countries I have not visited and cultures and beliefs I know little about.
Baking bread, in particular sourdough type.
Genealogy: I am running internet based courses on "Information Retrieval over the Internet - applied to genealogy"
Hans Rosling was a speaker at our International Conference on Thinking 2007 here in Norrkoping. We had a heavy thunderstorm resulting in power failure, and the computers, projectors etc. died. However, there was still emergency light in the lecture hall.
Rosling's presentations at that time, highly appreciated on TED, were totally based on his Gap Minder with the bubbles in his diagrams moving back and forth. Hence I, and the audience, expected Hans to lose control of the situation.
Not at all. He just told us when during surgeries in Mozambique, electricity frequently disappeared, so he was used to such things. He continued his talk without difficulty. When computers were back again he just connected to his bubbles again. Marvellous! There is just one person like that, Hans Rosling.
After our successful TEDxNorrkoping events Sept 2011 and June 2012, we have held TEDxNorrkopingED, Oct 2012 and TEDxNorrkopingLive Feb 2013.
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