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Hi from Shanghai

I’ve arrived safely in Shanghai and I’m now going to explore the city and what it has to offer. It’s hot and humid here, almost so got that you just want to stay inside. I had dinner by the river yesterday and had a magnificent view of The Bund, the area I was in. No

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Welcome to the 24th newsletter from Sofie Sandell

Hi,  First let me send my condolences to all the families and people who are affected by the horrible plane crash in Ukraine. ​My prayers are with you. ​I was not sure about sending out my newsletter today or not because of this, but I decided to do it. Communication  Social media is about people,

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Social Media Con-flunce – interview for a master thesis

The other day I was interviewed by Peter Norris from Brunel University. He studies innovation as his Master, and social media is a big part of innovation today. The name of the project is Social Media Con-flunce (Con as in concert) the audience he has in mind are teenagers and he is asking questions about about

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Setting Your Conditions for Creativity: Self Care

If you want to stay creative, a good start is to recognise what makes you tense, stressed and makes you feel disempowered. Being tense and stressed is a way to efficiently block your natural thoughts. Think about yourself. Consider what is making you feel less creative. You will know from experience what is draining your

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My other passions: Art and Improv

I love art, especially crazy and colourful art. I have painted with oil and acrylic paint since I was about twenty years old. My paintings were never planned at all; the inspiration was just there.  In my research for what creativity is, I went along to a workshop about creative painting in 2010. In this

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How to Manage Creative People

Here is an excerpt from my book Digital Leadership. How to Manage Creative People Creativity is a mystery, as is love. If you’re managing creative people and you want the best out of them, you need to let go of many preconceptions about how people ‘are’. New innovations and creative ideas will come alive if

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Cats, Dogs And Social Media

This is an excerpt from my next book ‘The Little Black Book About Social Media Strategies’. I hope you like it. What did people who love cats and dogs do before the Internet? You may have noticed the huge amount of photos and videos of cats and dogs online. It seems as if we have

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How adults best learn online

At university I studied pedagogy and how adults learn. These days, with the extensive learning resources available online and sites such as Wikipedia, we are now acquiring knowledge, skills and new abilities in new ways. Do you agree? I am convinced that I, myself, am not learning much by heart any longer and am not

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Hi from Shanghai

Hi from Shanghai

July 21st, 2014

I've arrived safely in Shanghai and I'm now going to explore the city and what it has to offer. [...]

Welcome to the 24th newsletter from Sofie Sandell

Welcome to the 24th newsletter from Sofie Sandell

July 18th, 2014

Hi,  First let me send my condolences to all the families and people who are affected by the [...]

Social Media Con-flunce - interview for a master thesis

Social Media Con-flunce - interview for a master thesis

July 13th, 2014

The other day I was interviewed by Peter Norris from Brunel University. He studies innovation as his[...]

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Pics from yesterday's dinner - I was out with two other speakers. Jason also invited his friend so we had a guide who was born in Shanghai. He told us so many stories about life in China, could definitely listen to him again. The mushrooms are called 'wooden ear' and the green dish is melon and shrimps with some chilli. 🌟 lots of fun to explore for sure 🍴🍬🍭
It's been a great digital marketing conference and I'm all up to speed about the Asian and Chinese social media networks - or at least I try to. Big Data, being a smart leader using your wisdom to interpret numbers and to facilitate your network seem to be the future for surviving all the digital changes we are going through at the moment. Thank you Shanghai and all people I've met. It's been a very inspiring week.
Here is a sketch of my talk Digital Leadership that I did today in Shanghai. The audience loved it 🙏👌🍀😄😄😄. Thank you everyone - China has been great to visit.
Here is me and @lawrenceim the man who brought TEDx to China. #passion #ted #tedx #shanghai #china
I had an great lunch today with Jeffrey Meng, he's of few speaker bookers in China. We tried lots of interesting food, but I avoided the turtle on the menu. I can eat lots of food, but never turtles 😁. The red can is some kind of Chinese medicine (good for the heat) and the white bottle was super strong white wine, like snaps - sort of. Now it's time for a swim 🏊 and then dinner 🍴🍷🍤. I do miss Facebook when I'm here. I can only post from my Instagram account. Lookong forward to read what everyone have been up to when back. Cheers S x
Tip of the day. Ego boost yourself and the people you meet. Make someone feel important and special. #love #egoboost ❤️
This is the place to take selfies in Shanghai - here is mine 📷😊 smile. #shanghai
My view over Shanghai right now. I found it hard to find an open restaurant so I'm having Spanish tapas now 😬🍴🍷 Love the view and all the boats on the river. #shanghai #china #river #water #food #dinnertime #hungry
I was at a lunch today with lots of authors and here are some of the books they brought with them. Very inspiring for sure! #books #authors #writers #London #future #bestsellers #digital #leadership #digitalleadership
This must be London's most flowery pub. Very pretty! #flowers #pub #beer #London #red #blue #yellow
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