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The New Media day conference are held in Copenhagen 9-10th of Nov. The last couple of years there have been given an award for  the Media of the year.
This time The New Media award chose to award 38 young talented individuals whom the jury see as the future mediatalents.

At Kadaver we are proud to announce that all 4 of us got nominated!

Here is a link where you can see all 38.

For some reason the list only have 4 women! 34-4 is a too big difference!

The Newspaper Politiken wrote this article: “Det danske medietalent er en mand”

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Yes! It is now possible to subscribe to our blog! I like the simple way wordpress blogs are made. By a simple click you at the “email subscription bottom” you will recieve an email every time a new blog post is made. For the true follower of this blog, you will notice that it´s not that often… but still once in a while! we are still developing our blogging skills and stile! – please feel free to help us along the way, if you have any hint you think we should check out!

The spring time is here! And we can return to host meetings in the sunshine!

Scrum morning meeting

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Dear Blog Reader

You are hereby invited to the opening of our dear office at Solitudevej 1 in Copenhagen. We have been here for about half a year now and it is about time we celebrate the birth of our dear office fellowship.
Drop by from 1 o’clock pm the 26th of February and join the celebration. We will start out with a formal set-up with wine and snacks and let the day last for as long as we like.

Kadaver is on the roll with different projects now and we are pleased to announce that we have a sustainable platform for the future to kick in. We are 4 KaosPilots striving for fulfilling our dreams and time has shown that this approach is paying of.
Together with Kadaver at Solitudevej we have Thomas Nymann studying Entrepreneurial Design at the business school KEA in Copenhagen. He is our partner in crime and our beloved friend and sparring partner. Thomas and Jacob (Kadaver) has a company together called bybird making social interaction.

All this we would like to celebrate together with you and all the others we like to hang out with. Jump in your best outfit and come and talk, hug and smile with us!

We really hope to see you at Solitudevej 1, 2200 Cph. N the 26th of February 2010.

From the gang of five:

Anders, Søren, Thomas, Jacob and Johannes.

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Until the end of May we, the four members of Kadaver, were proud students at the Danish based education, The Kaospilots. It is to a large extend because of the school’s influence on us and the things we were taught there, we are finding ourselves in a situation as partners in our own company – Kadaver
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Through the three years of education we have been asked numerous times what The Kaospilots are taught, what they can do and what we would end up with when the educational program was concluded. Some months after our graduation it might be time to come up with an answer and maybe even some reflections about what we, through me Jacob, believe was essential for our stay.

To start somewhere I can tell you what the school communicates to the world. It is also what caught our attention in the beginning, so maybe it is a good place to start. The school works to educate young people (20-30 year olds -‘ish) in the fields of business-, process-, and project-design. What comes out in the end is; project leaders, entrepreneurs and consultants. But what made the school appealing to us was the element of combining these traits with social innovation, sustainability and cultural diversity. I guess if it had not been for these elements the school’s curriculum could resemble any other business school’s. I believe that it is in the combination in a traditional business-like aspects like marketing, management and branding with the before mentioned social responsible aspects that the school becomes truly relevant for both us and hopefully the world.

What I believe is most relevant for us as a company is the way that the school has given us the feeling that we can really make a difference. So without hesitation we can declare that we are on a mission to save the world – no more, no less…

Mind the gap

One of the things I remember from the last couple of semesters at school are the talks we had on what will happen on the other side – I think we called it the gap. What I know now is that the school has helped making the transition from student to a professional life easier than I thought it would be. Because what we have done in the last three years and the project that we have been engaged in has been as close to being what we are facing right now.

In growing up I remember the focus that was on my generation – born in the eighties. We were pretty much the smallest generations in many many years. That, I was told, meant that I could pretty much choose my career and eventually my job – no questions asked. I think this whole notion followed me to the Kaospilots. But then the economic crises struck and the jobs that I wanted and the projects that I wanted to work on decreased. In that situation I am also grateful to the school. I think I could have panicked, but I believe that the school has made it possible for me to adapt to a new situation even one as vast as the current global economic climate. When we started Kadaver we knew and was told numerous times that we could not have picked a worse time to start a company and especially not one that focused on soft values when everybody else was focusing on bottom-lines. We did anyway, because we saw and still see potential – maybe now in different areas than we did two years ago. That way of handling changes is undoubtedly one of the core capabilities of the Kaospilots.

And when it comes to capabilities I remember I was once told that I had an “interesting” profile. That was to a large extend because of my educational background. This happened when looking for an internship position I naturally asked what she meant by this. I did not get a reply, but I think that I have some thoughts on what the core capabilities of a Kaospilot is. First and foremost this is my thoughts and that is one of the beautiful things about the way the school teaches – it is up to the individual student to focus on what they find relevant, essential and engaging either during their stay at school or after graduation. That makes for a diverse group of graduates both in terms of professional capabilities and – due to the application workshop – personality.

In figuring out what I believe the Kaospilots can do I have both looked on, well, myself but also the three other Kaospilots that have chosen to spend their everyday with me. We recently carried out an assignment that I feel underlined what we and other Kaospilots do best. The result of the assignment is posted somewhere below this post. I know that we chose to deal with the assignment alternatively, creatively and innovative… Blah, Blah, Blah… Those terms are about as in-concrete as they get! What we did was focus on people. We got under their skin and appealed to them right there and then. We communicated in a simple way that did not take a five year degree in communication to understand. And that I believe is a great trait. That comes from a combination of being taught both elements of anthropology and sociology, but most relevantly that their lies infinite potential in all people. That last ability is largely due to be slapped around with the sentence “natural, creative, resourceful and whole” – referring to people in general. So Thanks Paul... You might just be right.
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Another thing I noticed and deeply appreciated during the project happened on the day of the event. The event was depended on a lot of things that was completely out of our hands. For instance rain would have been a pretty destructive force to deal with – there was pretty much nothing we could do but wait for the weather forecast and then decide on a plan B. Luckily the sun was out on the day, so nothing had to change. Something on the other hand did change that day. We where informed that the town square would be ours on the day and that no one else would be there. Then 30 minutes before we where to execute the assignment 3 massive lorries rolled up… For a second we thought everything would collapse as they where to put up three tent and crane. That would ruin the picture. What I noticed was Søren, who is sitting across the room from me right now. He walked up to the different lorry-drivers and asked them if they could move their stuff to different locations and please be done in 30 minutes… A pretty bold move but it worked – they moved their stuff and left us with a window of 45 minutes to execute two event, which meant 30 minutes less than we had anticipated… And this is where one of the capabilities of the Kaospilots kicks in. Not only did we take the new circumstances into consideration I also believe that they and our handling helped make the event and the documentation even better. That situation was about change ready-ness and no one does it better.

I think this is a post that I will keep building on, as more stuff regarding the school will undoubtedly put up along the way.

Jacob Klintrup

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How come that we at Kadaver choose to blog? What do we get out of it? and what do you get out of it?

Kadaver have now been blogging on this site for 3 weeks. During these 3 weeks we have made 10 posts, this is #11 and we have generated about 400 hits. In the statistics it shows that the different hits are coming from various links and not search results. from this we can conclude that our blog is still too young to be found on the search engines such as google. But still the various social networks provide traffic through our site. Last week we created the Climate Flash Mob in Copenhagen for Hopenhagen.org, Our video is on the internet and have by now more than 2300 hits in only 3 days. for this we can thank our network and the web 2.0 users that spreads the word about interesting things happening on a global scale. We got mentioned by the Green Energy Reporters , Eva from Belfast UkTobie from Denmark the municipality of Copenhagen , in the nation newspaper Politiken web section Ibyen By Jacob Klintrup and Søren Bo Steendahl. Then the Twitter community have been tweeting and linking to us, here is a screenshot of my TweetDeck application.

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The Facebook users have made comments and “reposts”. Here is a screenshot of my status update when we launched the video.

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All in all this is the reason for why we are blogging, it gives us the possibility to interact with the end receiver of our projects. It provides you with information of what we as a company are working with and thinking, and it gives you the possibility to comment, interact and connect with us. If you have any thought or advice you think we should consider feel free to drop an email or comment here on the blog.

Good vibes!

/Søren

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Two years ago Jacob stumbled upon an spectacular article in Politiken.dk. The article was about a young, brave Danish artist, who had made a socially provocative critical T-shirt that was creating awareness on the civil war in Darfur and how the surrounding world was handling the situation. Her name is Nadia Plesner and she is a student at the art academy in Amsterdam.

Below you can see a picture of the T-shirt:

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And yes, Louis Vuitton also saw the association to one of their biggest sales objects. Remarkably Louis Veton did not like the T-shirt! Actually they decided to sue Nadia for millions of Euros.

We wrote Nadia in order to give her our biggest support and applause for her work. Nadia was flattered and we agreed to start a future partnership. After one year of pressure Nadia decided to stop the production of the T-shirt. But what is most important is that she created huge awareness and media attention on unfair situations in Darfur.

Nadia is constantly using her talented skills as an artist to make positive changes for the world and social responsible acts. One of her new initiatives is to collect used hospital equipment from Danish hospitals and send them to hospitals in the developing countries. In collaboration with us, Kadaver, we have by now filled a 40´ container with equipment from Gentofte Kommune Hospital and Frederiksberg Sygehus. The container will soon be shipped to two hospitals in Darfur.

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Seeing this project coming to life, we believe it would be a shame if it were to be a one-time thing! Therefore we have gotten the idea of making a DataBase that will make this project happen again. The DataBase should be programmed in a way so that Danish hospitals can easily register what used and scrapped equipment they have available. Various NGO’s can then at the same time log onto the DataBase and see what kind of equipment is available. NGO’s knows where in the world the equipment is needed the most. In collaboration with different social responsible shipping companies the equipment will then be sent to places such as Africa and the Middle East. So, instead of all the Danish used hospital equipment will end up at the dump, it will be re-used in areas of the world where it is really needed.

We will of course return with more info  when the two containers are shipped and when the DataBase is up running

Written by Anders

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The summer 2009, 4 kaospilots sets off to create a company, Kadaver, in the middle of the finance crises. All odds against us, and everywhere we go we meet question marks -??- is that possible in this financial situation? For 6 month ago the four founders; Jacob, Johannes, Anders and Søren took the choice not to believe in the financial crises. Simply go against the general assumptions by creating a business which includes the heart in all decisions. Based on inspiration from, among others, David Junge and the book “med hjertet på bundlinien” (with the heart on the bottom line) Kadaver wants to create meaning in society through their work.

Now in the establishing phase, we work on the implementation of the different tools we have learned at the Kaospilot education in Århus. As for now we follow the idea of the SCRUM meetings every morning in order to get an overview of the different tasks laying ahead off us.

Here is a photo from one site of the table during an update, of course it includes coffee and smiles.
// Søren

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