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Working across sectors and having diverse people in the same room is the best

- Caroline Arends

We have the pleasure of sitting down with Caroline Arends; former Copenhagen Goodwill Ambassador, Board member for Danes Worldwide, former CEO of Lyngby-Taarbæk’s City of Knowledge project and Head of Partnership Engagement at Danske Bank.

In this wide-ranging conversation, we explore a variety of subjects including what it means to be a Goodwill Ambassador to Denmark, Innovation Districts, how to build up a network as a Dane abroad, and how Danske Bank is rebuilding trust in light of the recent financial scandal.

Episode Takeaways

  • What it means to be a Goodwill Ambassador to Denmark [01:30]

  • Journey to Israel and integration [03:08]

  • Building up a powerful network [05:47]

  • Selling Denmark to the people of Israel [09:05]

  • Danes Worldwide [12:30]

  • Moving back to Denmark [16:30]

  • City of Knowledge and Innovation District [18:04]

  • Current role at Danske Bank [28:00]

  • The recent Danske Bank scandal and trust [30:30]

  • Habits for better performance [38:50]

  • Biggest motivator and demotivator [40:00]

  • Challenging personality trait and something weird [41:05]

  • Dinner party and guiding principle [42:10]

  • Teachers and book recommendations [46:37]

  • What Israel can teach Denmark [49:36]

  • What Denmark can teach the world and closing comments [52:00]

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