Entries by olle

Life Science Safari

I’m sitting in my hideout shelter at the back of the venue, watching the savannah of Life Science before me, brimming with – well, life! All the species are there: the ego-minded professors with graying hair, the self-reliant Big Pharma suits, the energetic entrepreneurs with their exploring gaze, the curious, fresh-faced PhD students with hope in […]

All the people that come and go …

I’m cleaning my address book from obsolete contacts (meaning that I remove people who once were prioritised in my professional life so that I clearer can see my current prioritisations and make sure I have the contact details that I need). While I’m on it, I’m checking through my LinkedIn contacts and some Excel files […]

A reflection on country music

I think this song and video demonstrates what I see as the artistic nature of country music: on the surface, it may seem stereotype and sentimental to those who consider themselves having a more sophisticated taste. But have a look at how the lyrics often dig into the most painful shortcomings of ordinary people, who […]

Regarding style in popular science

After reading the unusually well-written prose of the science blog Espresso Science, I made the following reflection: Producing readable copy with no apparent style always works. Being the nimble wordsmith, skilfully forging exquisite prose may very occasionally work wonders and give your message extra oomph. But most likely, stuffing the text full of various style […]

BRIC, University of Copenhagen, 8 February, 2018

Hi guys, Thanks for a great day in Copenhagen in the room where I could overlook the lab where I did the lab work for my Master’s thesis. Below, you will find the lecture slides in pdf format as well as a motley but useful collection of links. Feel free to get in touch if […]

The Messenger

Actually, everything was great. All of his cousins, whom he held very dear but rarely saw, were there, as well as his three siblings. In this clamorous room, the presence of three generations of family members had inspired his uncle, aunt and father to give the most eloquent, heartfelt and hilarious speeches, and his sister […]

Göteborg 22 november 2016

Tack för en trevlig eftermiddag bland alla Taube-citaten i Göteborg! Vad jag inte fattade var att det var Evert Taube själv som stod för målningarna! Ur Wikipedia: ”Evert Taube fick 1958 i uppdrag att dekorera väggarna i Parks stora balsal. Han skapade då 20 väggpannåer, cirka en och en halv meter i kvadrat, som löper […]

Stockholm 17 november 2016

Tack för en trevlig eftermiddag i Stockholm! I den här bloggposten kan ni hitta föreläsningsbilderna från i torsdags, samt lite annat smått och gott som ni kan ha nytta av. Lycka till med kommunicerandet! O. olle@bergman.com 070-888 55 41 Föreläsningsbilder 2016-11-17_kompgrp_sthlm Retorik En bra startpunkt på svenska: Kurt Johannesson. En utmärkt ljudbok engelska: A Way with Words. En […]

Oxford, 18 November 2016

The elevator pitch — the art of convincing the world in 60 seconds A preparation guide for the SPP 2016 Workshop Witamy! I’m your workshop leader Olle Bergman, and here are some notes which will help you get the most out of our morning hours together. Please note that this is more of an intellectual than a practical preparation – […]