Monthly Archives: February 2015

Digital Business Models Course

The group of Digital Business Models -course with lecturers Ilkka Kurkela and Anna Ikonen at Laurea.

What happens when you combine a group of innovative students, two passionate lecturers, and tons of crazy ideas? Digital Business Models -course at Laurea. The first implementation is now completed. It was awesome!

Why Digital Business Models?

Over 3 billion people will have access to internet in 2015 and the number of smartphone users worldwide will surpass 2 billion in 2016. An average US adult spends 11 hours per day with digital media. Digitally skilled people are needed. This is why we defined the learning-goals for the course like this…

  • … Understand what does Digital Strategy mean for businesses
  • … Learn how to develop personal online presence
  • … Understand the importance of (digital) sales for businesses
  • … Learn about the new media landscape
  • … Get familiar with important digital business tools

As a final assignment the students wrote a blog or recorded a short video about their learnings. Please find highlights of their work below. Thanks again students – amazing job!

Videos by students

Sishir Shakya – Understanding Digital Business and Marketing

Lisa Eboigbodin – Digital Marketing

Arman Nuri – Digital Marketing – a New Frontier

Jabed Kaisar – Digital Business Model Project

Duong Phan Hong Thao – Digital Business Model

 Al-Amin Bhuiyan – Digital Business Models

Faysal Hasan – Digital Business Model

Blogposts by students

Anna Ikonen and Ilkka Kurkela are Senior Lecturers at Laurea University of Applied Sciences

“Thanks everyone – you students did a great job and we indeed had fun! :)”
Senior Lecturers Anna Ikonen and Ilkka Kurkela at Laurea Campus.
Photograph by Faysal Hasan.

Innovation Tools at bSpirit

Recently I had a great opportunity to present an Innovation lecture to 300+ people at Laurea University of Applied Sciences. I introduced popular Innovation tools such as Innovator’s DNA by Clayton Christensen, Open Innovation by Henry Chesbrough, Blue Ocean Strategy by Kim & Mauborne and 10 types of Innovation. Materials below.

Positivity is the key

Think positively. If you focus on the good sides of life, you will end up with happier life! It’s all about attitude. Focus on the positivity.

Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.

Source: 10 tips how to overcome negative thoughs.

Positivity is the key