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On Innovation and Invention | Lars Kolind

  • naked Hub 1237 Fuxing Middle Road 3F Shanghai (map)

This is a Startup Grind Shanghai event, co-sponsored by the Danish Chamber of Commerce in China (DCCC) Shanghai Chapter

How to Adapt Your Organization to Promote Innovation and Invention
Lars Kolind

Our discussion with Lars will focus on how to structure an organization to promote innovation and invention. 

As business executive, Lars turned Oticon into the world’s first paperless, networked, knowledge-based organization in 1991 and placed the management concept of "spaghetti organisation" in world media and business school text books ever since. He turned Oticon’s from near-bankruptcy to €800 million valuation in his 10 years’ tenure.   

As an entrepreneur, Lars has started 25 companies since 1998 and still going strong. As investors, active board members, chairman, he has co-created disruptive and impactful startups in real estate, energy, startup platform, finance, music, etc. 

As an industry leader, Lars has helped 5 companies in 5 different industries from being the insignificant Danish provincial players into industry leaders in their fields on the global market, among them LEGO and the Danish wind energy. 

As a thinker, Lars has advocated “purpose before profit”, “stakeholders involvement”, “from boss to unboss, from limited company to unlimited company” in his books "Second Cycle", “UNBOSS", etc. 

As a passionate advocate for leadership for positive change, he spent more than 35 years as an active Scouts and more than a decade in the inner circle of the World Scouts Foundation to create the conscious and self-perception of the International Scouts from an outdoor, nature, camping after-school activities into the “largest leadership development program on earth”.


Thursday 14 January 2016 | 19.00 - 22.00

naked Hub
1237 Fuxing Middle Road  3F

To attend you must register here


Lars Kolind is Chairman of Jacob Jensen Design. Lars is among Europe's most prominent thought leaders, a serial entrepreneur and investor who has co-founded 25 companies and currently sits on the Board of Director of 9 companies. 

Earlier Event: January 14
PechaKucha Night Shanghai
Later Event: January 20
Alumni Mixer at Somm