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Reputation Means Power

Many see things as they are, entrepreneurs see things as they could be. An entrepreneurial mindset is the difference between getting things done and making things happen. They see the next big thing and are on the edge, where the interaction takes place and things happen. It is also here that an attractive professional reputation […]

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Entrepreneurs , Consultants And Freelancers In Focus In 2015

For you as an entrepreneur, consultant or freelancer your reputation is everything, it’s the one thing that everything else revolves around. My main focus, working with Reputation in 2015 will therefore be working with these exciting people to explore what their reputation looks like and see how it can be expanded to attract new profitable clients or […]

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Relaunching Let’s Talk About Reputation

This year I will relaunch “Let’s Talk About Reputation” that started off in London together with Barry O’Brien in 2014. This will be roundtable discussions focusing on the new and exciting possibilities tied to your professional reputation as an individual and how this will affect your company or the company that you are working for. […]

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Building A Reputation, Not A Resumé

It’s exciting times for entrepreneurs with lots of new possibilities and new ways of collaborating globally. But, the crucial key factors are no longer the same. Today it’s about building a Reputation and Trust, not a Resumé. Thinking back I must admit that I have never bothered writing a Resume in my entire life, except […]

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Your Professional Tagline

Wall Street Journal recently had as a headline: ”Your resumé in 140 characters”. They were looking at promoting yourself on Twitter in the limited space that it offers. There is an effective alternative though.  When preparing the report to the individuals we engage with when we work with their Reputation, we also include a tagline. […]

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Don’t Jeopardize Your Reputation By Being Undervalued

One of the biggest overall threats to your reputation is actually not knowing what it looks like. Only when you know your perceived strengths and unique qualities will you be in a position to fully utilize your potential, otherwise you are at risk of being undervalued and could end up in the stagnation trap.  It boils […]

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The Way We Work With Your Reputation

I get many questions how we work with Reputation. My ambition is to make a one hundred percent accurate and trustworthy description of your most valuable and highest valued asset. At the same time it’s strangely enough your least known possession, which opens up many possibilities. When you know what it looks like you can […]

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Reputation Is A Life-Changer

I’m often asked about the difference between Personal branding and Reputation and I actually think that they are two different species. Your reputation is not what you are saying about you, it’s all about how you are perceived by your professional network. By realizing this, you can get hold of a completely trustworthy description of […]

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What Has Surprised Me Working With Reputation

I got the question in an interview for a Conference in 2014 what has been the greatest surprises so far in working with Reputation. The first major surprise is that although everyone that we meet agrees upon the crucial value of their reputation, surprisingly few are aware of what their own looks like or the […]

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I Want To Talk To Richard Branson

I would really like to sit down and talk to Richard Branson. When I get the opportunity, I initially would like to thank him for inspiring me by the way he keeps shaking up a lot of traditional businesses making them fun and profitable – this is pure magic. As an entrepreneur I recommend you to […]

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Stories Are More Powerful Than Brands

Management icon Tom Peters wrote in a Tweet: ”Stories are more powerful than brands – and the best story wins”. This is also true for you as an individual and your Reputation is your story that you bring to the world and no data-based test can ever replace that. Stories are immensely valuable and your challenge as […]

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Building Reputation, Not A Resumé

It’s exciting times for entrepreneurs with lots of new possibilities and new ways of collaborating globally. But, the crucial key factors are no longer the same. Today it’s about building a Reputation, not a Resumé. Thinking back I must admit that I have never bothered writing a Resume in my entire life, except my LinkedIn profile. […]

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A Complete Approach To Reputation

My main focus area in the last ten years has been on the power of your individual reputation and the vast possibilities that it creates. As an entrepreneur everything revolves around your reputation. I also notice that today it’s on everyones lips and even global finance leaders put it before profit in the long term view. […]

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Digital Nomads Are Gathering In The Cities

Your ability to fully use your potential lies in your willingness to expand your perceived strengths of your reputation and take bold risks building a great business for yourself or your team. We see how digital nomads now are gathering in the cities and working anywhere is becoming a norm and you can have the best talents available […]

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Building A ”Pagani-Inspired Team” Around Reputation

Horacio Pagani is a world famous car designer in Modena, Italy. He puts perfection into every detail of his beautiful cars and settles for nothing less. He is collaborating with the absolute best suppliers around the world to get the perfect parts for his cars. Working with Horacio Pagani means delivering with excellence every time. […]

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My Next Book

I’m now finishing my fifth book ”Let’s Talk About Reputation – 50 Ideas With A Profound Impact On Your Professional Future”. Since I want the ideas to spread as far as possible, this time it will initially be an ebook and then we’ll see what happens. Here is the brief introduction to the book : My […]

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Courage

Courage and Authenticity is the theme of a breakfast seminar I’m having in Stockholm together with Karin Sandin and Katy Caroan on the 22nd of January. We have made an interesting journey together for a couple of years working with Your Professional Reputation. I’m often asked what has been important in all of my career […]

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Release The Beta Version Of Yourself

Many programs, like iCloud are released in Beta versions and are improved underway. It’s time for us all to be in a permanent Beta version with our business or careers. We see drastic changes today and never before has your expertise been out-dated so quickly. It’s time for a continuous growth to expand your reputation […]

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Reputation Management Offline

Reputation management is often associated with building and protecting your individual reputation online. However important that is, it’s even more important to first be aware of your reputation offline and then build a strategy to put it online.  To take the process in that order also means that you put online the things that your clients […]

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An Interview For Collaboration Superpowers

A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed by Lisette Sutherland for her new book Collaboration Superpowers. It will be a very interesting book about the possibilities of remote working.  My contribution was about my way of working without an office and the importance of Reputation. You will find the interview here.  On this page […]

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Who is doing the boasting

Jonathan Rick wrote the following in the magazine Fast Company: “The problem with your bio is not the boasting, it’s who is doing the boasting”. Here Jonathan catches the real strength in my work with Reputation. It’s not what you are saying about yourself, it’s how you are perceived by your professional network. Of course, […]

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Exploring Reputation

I stepped out of my own comfort zone ten years ago to be on the edge exploring the area of Reputation for individuals and the huge possibilities that it opens up. Driven by my curiosity and a sense of urgency I have been on this trip ever since. It has been worth every second of […]

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Reputation Builds The Success Of Freelancers

In five years time there will be more people freelancing than being traditionally employed in the US and of course, the same trend will apply to Europe and other places. This is exciting times for entrepreneurs and working as a freelancer is a lifestyle where you can work in places where enjoy life, feel creative […]

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Do We See Our Strengths As Just Buzzwords?

What has surprised me is that we have such a hard time accepting and introducing our strengths and why some call them just buzzwords. At the same time we see our weaknesses as real and so easy to accept. Tom Peters who has written many great things about management put this on Twitter: “If I […]

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Can You Stand Out With Your Expertise Today?

Can you stand out ”only” with your expertise and track record today? Of course, it is possible, but it becomes harder every day when your expertise get out-dated so quickly and other factors become decisive. Never before will so many graduate from universities and it will not any longer give you a competitive advantage. But […]

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Time To Say Goodbye To Employment History

Is it time to say goodbye to employment history? Great jobs are not filled by people sending in their CVs. They are filled by people with a strong reputation willing to expand it by building on their strengths, constantly learning and taking bold risks  to go after something great. By knowing and expanding their perceived […]

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Relaunching Let’s Talk About Reputation

Next year I will relaunch “Let’s Talk About Reputation” that started off in London. This will be roundtable discussions focusing on the new and exciting possibilities tied to your professional reputation as an individual and how this can affect the company. The number of participants will be limited to 8-10 on each occasion. It will […]

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Doing The Impossible?

I got a mail from one of my connections on LinkedIn, David Moody, a consultant in Brisbane, Australia who often shares and have interesting comments on my updates. He wrote: “You are doing the impossible Per – you are pointing to the very hub, the heart of all things for business, for consultants for everything”. […]

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Those Crucial Moments

A great majority of the decisions about you are made when you are not present – the ’only’ thing present is your reputation. These are the moments when your employer is discussing whether they will hire you or if people will invest in you. This is when you are valued – all the crucial moments […]

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The Impact Of Reputation

It’s very seldom that you can show such an economic impact from one single strategy as you can do with Reputation. New perspectives will open up in today’s business life and the profits will be substantial. Research from Weber Shandwick shows that 60 percent of a company’s market value depends on its reputation and half […]

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