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Seamless by Anders Sorman-Nilsson

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6: Tests, allies and enemies

Disruption is a signal from the future that it is high time to change your business approach. Today might be too late.

Navigating the path into the extraordinary

Author Haruki Murakami says it so well: ‘Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.' And this is certainly the case for my mum and the family business.

Of course, all family businesses have pros and cons. One benefit is that staff members are treated with love and respect, and are included in the inner circle. A downside is that staff members are treated with love and respect, and are included in the inner circle. Since 1916, Georg Sörman has had a physical presence in Old Town in Stockholm. The original store was located on Stora Nygatan 21, and the current store has been located around the block on Västerlanggatan 57 since 1928. Old Town was, as the name suggests, the old centre of Stockholm and for many years the centre of commerce, as ferries and boat traffic from both the Baltic Sea and Lake Mälaren congregated to barter and trade in Stockholm's heart. It was a great place for business, once upon a time. But times change and, like so many similar areas around Europe, the main shopping streets in Old Town have lost the stores known for their quality, aesthetics and craftsmanship, helped along by the transitory nature of one-day tourists looking to buy a fridge magnet or a Viking ...

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