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Uffe Elbæk has been a big inspiration for Kadaver and now you all have the possibility to meet him and hear his viewpoints on social entrepreneurship. What is it? who do you need for your team? and how do you get startet?

Uffe is the founder of the Kaospilot education, where the four founders from Kadaver graduated from. Uffe also holds the title as director of “The World Outgames“, CEO of Change The Game and an active politician for “Det Radikale Venstre” running for election.

 

See the invitation for the presentation here at Niels Brock´s webpage.
Thursday d. 24. marts kl. 14-15
Blågårdsgade 23B, 2200 København N

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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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As time roles on and the 3. Friday of the month is approaching and we can now announce the Likemind meeting for February to be a reality. The cozy morning meetings that generates contacts, smiles and laughter are getting more and more known in Copenhagen. Also on the social networks side we can see a growing interest. More followers on twitter, more people joining the likemind facebook group. During the last Likemind, I met Kim Bach. After a talk around the use of social medias as promotion tools we came to the conclusion to Tweet about the likemind meetings under the #hashtag #lmcph. So join the twitter conversation there and the real life conversation at Café Din Nye Ven.

Here is the flyer for this event. If you need for prints please let us know, by contact Likemind@kadaver.dk

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Kadaver had the pleasure last week to participate in a workshop facilitated by the Freemium master Peter Froberg. Peter used a business plan development model, developed by Alexander Osterwalder to teach from. The work had two main focus areas, firstly to investigate what business model Kadaver is working out from and how it can improve. The second focus was to help Peter develop his approach to teach based on the model.
When the day ended we had been through a lot of brainstorming, developing, idea generating, business talks, discussions, frustrations and clarity!

The template that Peter was teaching from took care of areas as; what the company is offering, how we connect with our partners and costumer segments, our distribution channels, the income and cash flow, our resources, various activities and expenses. The template has a visual touch that makes it obvious use many of the brainstorming tools that Kadaver are familiar with from the Kaospilot education.

In the evaluation of the day, we could conclude that Peters skills in teaching about business models are of high quality! He is very good to give examples of how different companies are already using various business models and by doing that inspire to create further development of our own business.

In the establishment of Kadaver we have been pretty inspired from the tools that Start Up Company are teaching from. David Madié are using what he calls the Start Up Wheel, and with that in mind, the Alexander Osterwalder model was a very good inspiration.

It will be a model to return to here at the office, in order to see what areas we need to focus on in the future.

Here are photos of Peter teaching at Solitudevej 1.  – thank you!

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Going green is a popular trend in these days. Specially in Copenhagen now the COP15 is running close. Kadaver has for the past been known for having a good and healthy traditionally lunch. Danish “rugbrød” with various of meet layers and of course a lot of topping!
To day we tried to join the wave of the “green”. A fresh salad for lunch was our introduction to the more “green minded living”. I even snapped a photo of it before eating it. It was a delightful dish and I must say that I enjoyed it. – even though I am not proud to say so.. it have been a brand for specially Johannes and I to eat Rugbrød and Leverpostej for lunch during our time at the Kaospilot. Changing a brand is always a hard one! We managed today, and now the interesting aspect is to see if we can keep it.
I always get so fascinated when shopping food, there are so many possibilities to choose between. And so much I don´t choose! And that makes me wonder what you are having for lunch these days?

Enjoy your day! and enjoy your lunch!

/Søren

Kadaver goes green web 1

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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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About one year ago two of the Kadaver partners, Søren and Johannes, were living in New York City for a couple of months. They were there as a part of the Kaospilot education program and work on a concrete assignment as is custom to the school. During their stay they came across a concept that caught their attention. The Concept is called Likemind and is a simple yet great way of networking. Through recent years we, Kadaver, have attended several networking events and we have found that there is more focus on the business card than the actual person behind it – that we felt was a shame. For us, at least, people are a whole lot more interesting than paper!

It seemed that the founders of Likemind shared our opinion. At the Likemind meetings it is the people, their thoughts and projects that is in focus and the business cards stays in the back pocket. That makes it possible to both engage in conversations and even just listen to what people have to say and get inspired that way.

To keep focus on the people in an even larger extend Likemind is not an after work event – but rather something that happens at the break of dawn. That way you will not meet people with a cocktail in hand but rather a steaming cup of morning coffee. And having a cup of coffee and meeting people early Friday morning is the perfect way of ending the week and starting a Friday.

If this concept has sparked some kind of interest the next Likemind meeting is October 16th at Din Nye Ven in Central Copenhagen – and of course set up and arranged by us, Kadaver… So see you bright and early at 8.00 AM

To Join the Likemind Copenhagen facebook group please click :::here:::
And to follow Likemind Copenhagen on Twitter, Click :::here:::

// Jacob

LikeMind October

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