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The old Statoil commercial emphasizes the importance of getting a good start of the day. Take a look at it here:

Anders and Søren from Kadaver on the other hand, made a good breakfast to welcome the day and the coworkers.
Morgenbord, kadaver, breakfast,

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Søren Bo Steendahl from Kadaver will be talking today at The Social Business Club, hosted by Tania Ellis. This time the theme is Social Businesses in Social Media, and Søren is going to address how Kadaver involves users in their campaign work.

This is the Invitation from Tania. Hope to see you!

Social Business Media Invitation

 

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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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Johannes and Søren from kadaver have been working the last two months in Shanghai for the Nordic Council of Minsters on a project called The Creative North. The assignment was to show how Nordic countries are using creativity and user driven innovation when developing welfare products, services and/or technologies. This should be shown in a renovated old ware house in shanghai called The Nordic Light House. Through a long time of research, different Nordic companies and student projects was chosen to participate. The exhibitors should represent their process from discovering the “need” to representing the product. The exhibition we created was based on huge cones which was back lit. (previously we wrote about creating the prototype) Having the back lit cones created a great feeling next to the cold walls in the building and shaped a landscape of small glowing light houses. As you can see on the picture here, compared with the design layout posted earlier, we really managed to create the aesthetic visual experience of walking into the room. Now when it´s all done and we are back in Copenhagen we think back on a beautiful exhibition which gave inspiration and insight on the Nordic welfare model. See more about the project here: www.thecreativenorth.com

The Creative North Kadaver´s exhibition about welfare design

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Dear all the beautiful people who attended our reception Friday. Thank you for your contribution to an unforgettable experience we had a blast and it was truly fantastic to see all the happy faces.

The office was packed with engaged and smiling people both people we know but also people we had not met before which made the day even better. Meeting new people is one of our habits.

We check out by inviting you all for a cup of coffee whenever you feel like it.

Hugs and kisses

KADAVER


Here Jacob is serving 3 of the nearly 300 sausages that was consumed during the day!
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Here you can see our nearly 2 meters long Champagne cooler, filled with snow and ice.

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Johannes and I, Søren, went on an inspirational tour with our partner; Emilie Bergrem. The target for inspiration was the print material at the DAC exhibition mind your behavior – close up by 3xn. They have made prints on semi transparent plastic with light in the background. A sort of exhibition material and form we have been looking at, for the Exhibition in Shanghai that we are developing for KreaNord and Norden. The project is moving forward and we are closing in on partners for our Expo adventure.

Here is quick photo from our tour

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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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Hello dear reader

Today Søren is in the “radio” called Kommunikationscast. It is a Danish internet based news feed about communication and everything that lies within. Søren is talking about the concept Likemind we are hosting every third friday in every month and he is doing a very good job.

This time it is this friday the 19th of February at café Din Nye Ven in Copenhagen from 8 till 10 in the morning. Likemind is cozy and very giving for anyone who has an interest in meeting new people for a talk about life and creative initiatives.

I proudly present our beloved networker and partner in crime Søren Bo Steendahl:

Kommunikationscast

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Haus Cph is a graphical design company based in Copenhagen. Mikkel Bock who is one of the graphical designers helped Kadaver with our web page for a long time ago. He has a great touch and a creative way of using different forms of visual art to create digital online solutions. The Other day I, Søren, took a lesson about updating and editing the webpage. It´s a great little thing to be able to edit the webpage “inhouse”, that also means that various updates has been made on the Project page and the Partner page.

Haus-Cph are currently working on their own web page. When it´s up running, you will be able to check it out here: www.haus-cph.dk
I saw the drafts and I am very impressed! Felix, the other Graphical designers at Haus-cph are some times using Twitter, and you can follow him here: www.twitter.com/felix_ab

We are here at Kadaver looking very much forward for the future Partnership with the guys from Haus.

haus copenhagen graphics online

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For some time Kadaver and Masanga have been working on the establishment of computer sleeves import from Sierra Leone also called Bangura Bags. The Computer sleeves are created out of used bicycle tubes in the tailor shop at the hospital compound. They fit the various  PC´s and Apple Macbooks both 13″, 15″ and 17″.
Kadavers goal is to take part of the establishment of a local sustainable business. The Tailor shop is a part of the Hospital project that aim to provide free treatment for the people in Sierra Leone. By selling Bangura Bags a cash flow is created in the community, people are getting employed and sick people are treated. To read more about Masanga hospital, click this link. As ambassador for the bags Nikolaj Kirk stands in front. The establishment of the business os in general going very well. We at kadaver are proud to present the next batch of Bangura Bags. It arrived here during Christmas!!

Here are some photos of the Bangura Bag.

If this is something for you, then don’t hesitate to contact project leader Anders Møller: moeller@kadaver.dk

By Søren Bo Steendahl

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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.
sara brainstorm
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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About four years ago Dr. Peter Bo Jørgensen decided to re-open a hospital, MASANGA Leprosy Hospital, in the most poor country in the world, Sierra Leone. As you probably know the Sierra Leone Civil War began in 1991, by the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) under Foday Sankoh. Tens of thousands died and more than 2 million people (well over one-third of the population) were displaced because of the 11-year conflict. Neighbouring countries became host to significant numbers of refugees attempting to escape the civil war. The war officially ended the 18th January 2002. The country by now is still really infected by the war. Before Peter Bo Jørgensen re-opened MASANGA, only 125 doctors was represented in the entire country.
MASANGA has kept developing ever since, and they have extended the organisation with The Masanga Educational Program & The Masanga Sustainable Enterprise.

Søren Bo Steendahl has been a volunteer for the Masanga Organization for some years by now. In August 2009, Søren visited Masanga with various projects to work with. He was namely thrilled by the one of newly opened shops, The Tailor Shop. 2 years ago Henrik Smedegaard from Baisikeli, presented an idea of bags made out of used bicycle tubes. The two kaospilots started to work on the concept and because of time restrictions the idea was on “standby”. Untill in April,2009, where Lea Sabine Dong initiated the production together with the tailors. Later Søren came to Masanga and returned to Denmark with 50 demo bags.
During September Kadaver has made a business plan on how to sell the bags here in Europe.
Briefly the project is about nursing the entrepreneurship in the developing countries, making authentic products for the consumers in Europe and do charity for the Masanga Hospital with the surplus.
By now we have designers and tailors at The Tailor Shop at MASANGA, who tries to enforce and strengthen the production.
Kadaver is in contact with different distributors and shops in Denmark and Sweden, and we are soon ready to launch the product.

Here is a picture of one of our partners, Mr. Bangura
Bangura Bags web

// 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

Srum meeting web

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