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"I would say that the most creative and innovative companies that I’ve worked with in Denmark, are those that have an open-minded, humble and respectful approach to diversity and collaboration with other cultures and nations."

- Christian Bason

Join us for a deep dive into Danish design, design thinking, and private/public sector innovation with author and CEO of the Danish Design Centre, Christian Bason.

Episode Takeaways

  • The essence of Danish design [1:48]

  • Danish design values and principles in relation to society [4:06]

  • Design thinking and decision-making [14:12]

  • Diversity and innovation [20:00]

  • Collaboration, involvement and challenging power in Danish society [28:53]

  • Design thinking in the public sector [32:12]

  • Gathering diverse stakeholders for innovation [38:06]

  • Disruptive questions to better organize and govern [47:01]

  • Habits, routines, and rituals to stay sharp [50:15]

  • A special event and personal values [52:25]

  • Dinner invites and book recommendations [59:24]

  • Mentor and lesson in life [1:01:58]

  • Lessons to and from Denmark, and closing comments [1:06:40]