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Lessons Learned from Software Development

Lessons Learned from Software Development

I’ve been involved in software development in both my own and our clients’ companies. There are a few things that I’ve learned over the years about software development. Perhaps you can find some of these experiences useful. I think that there are basically two paths...

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Interview with Aarni Heiskanen

Interview with Aarni Heiskanen

The AEC Business podcast had its 50th episode and the blog started its fifth year. Below is an interview with the author and founder himself – Aarni Heiskanen. Interviewed by Larisa Topalo. Aarni, can you say a few words about yourself? I’m Aarni Heiskanen, writer and...

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AEC Hackathon 2.7 Helsinki Was a Success

AEC Hackathon 2.7 Helsinki Was a Success

The AEC Hackathon 2.7 Helsinki 2015 was the first of its kind in Finland. The event brought together over 100 attendees; industry experts, designers, and software developers. 12 teams delivered awesome software within a weekend. Tekla hosted the event at their...

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Research Results as E-Publications

Research Results as E-Publications

Communication between researchers or academics and construction industry practitioners is not always easy. We helped our client, RYM, communicate research results from two research programs, each with a budget of over 20 million euros. RYM  is a public–private...

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Excite with Information

Excite with Information

Information is everywhere, but only a small proportion of it has any effect on your target audience. Would you like to excite, educate, and engage your customers with information? Last-century advertising, boring PowerPoint presentations, and dull websites won’t...

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Stand Out With Special Expertise

Stand Out With Special Expertise

Some AEC companies have a hidden treasure. It is their expertise, developed over the years, but overshadowed by the company’s so-called cash cows. One of my clients concluded that to sustain a leadership position, they had to move their special expertise into the...

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BuildingSMART Infrastructure Vision

BuildingSMART Infrastructure Vision

buildingSMART Finland is a collaboration forum that brings together clients, contractors, software vendors and consultants to advance the active use and promotion of open-data standards in the construction industry. The infrastructure industry group of buildingSMART...

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Eight Benefits of Thought Leadership

Eight Benefits of Thought Leadership

A thought leader is an individual or company that clients, peers, and other stakeholders recognize as one of the foremost authorities in a selected field of expertise. True thought leaders give back to the business community or society, but also profit significantly...

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Use These 10 Slides for Your Startup Pitch

Use These 10 Slides for Your Startup Pitch

Are you preparing a presentation on your great business idea or startup? Here’s a checklist for a ten-slide presentation. I’ve collected this information from several sources. My main sources of inspiration have been Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier, Guy Kawasaki, Brad Feld,...

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