My Learning Story: Jowan Oesterlund

Learning critical innovation to spark change

25/02/2020
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The UN’s fourth Sustainable Development Goal is about access to quality education and life-long learning – both essential to bringing positive change into the world.

We are living in times of constant, rapid and profound change, triggered by climate change and digital transformation. To find the right answers to new questions we need to learn more, and maybe differently. Curiosity, creativity and critical thinking are as important as maths, IT, languages skills, etc... We need to be innovative and ingenious to build a just, peaceful and sustainable world for us and our children.

Learning needs well-run education systems, but it comes from inside the human being. It’s fun, but sometimes it’s painful. In preparation for the upcoming Ethical Leadership in Business event in June 2020, we have invited diverse people from around the world to share stories of their learning journeys. These stories offer inspiring insights and invite us to reflect on our education and life-long learning.

‘My Learning Story’ hopes to become a global learning experience, connecting people around the world as they share their stories of what we all do every day: learning to build a brighter future.

 

Interview with Jowan Oesterlund, Founder & CEO at Biohax International

 

Jowan, you are micro-chipping people for a more comfortable life, i.e. we don’t need to think any more about our car keys, we can forget about door codes, passwords … is there any risk that we are less memorizing and less capable of learning?

No, quite the opposite actually. Getting rid of base stress in terms of always having to line your pockets and bags with disconnected tokens of ID and assets creates more time and space for creative thinking. And when in control and sovereign owner of your digital identity you will be able to benefit from the data you own thus creating sort of base pay. 

 

What do you mean by “critical” innovation?

Critical innovation is defying the elements inhibiting progress through innovation, like elements creating friction and obstacles to uphold a creative environment, i.e. procurement regulations and semi monopolized market segments.      

 

 Which learning changed your life?

The more you learn the more you realize how little you know.

 

Who is your best teacher?

My kids, my wife and my mistakes.

 

What do you want to learn but you haven’t dared yet?

Helicopter pilot, double backflip & basejumping.

     

What lessons did you learn from failure?

Fail more but faster.

 

What did you learn during your last stay at the Caux Forum?

A broader line of thinking from omnivertical diversity input.

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