Pekka Himanen

26 Jan

“This primary question of life organization is immensely important. If making money is the main goal, a person can often forget what his or her true interests are or how he or she wants to deserve recognition from others. It is much more difficult to add on other values to a life that started out with just making money in mind than it is to make some personally interesting endeavor financially possible or even profitable.”  Pekka Himanen

Pekka Himanen is a Finnish Philosopher, he is one of the internationally best-known researchers of the information age, whose works on the subject have been published in 20 languages from Asia to America.

As a sign of his impact, Himanen’s work has been recognized with several awards, such as the World Economic Forum’s respected Global Leader for Tomorrow Award in 2003 and his selection of being one of the 200 Young Global Leaders in 2005. Himanen has also had an important role in the actual making of policy. He has advised leading global organizations and corporations. In Finland, Prof. Himanen has recently finished the preparation of a new information society strategy for the Finnish Parliament’s Committee for the Future and a national innovation strategy for the Finnish Technology Industry.

Currently, Himanen works as a Principal Scientist at Technology, where he leads a research project on global network society. He is also a Professor of Creative Economy at the University of Art and Design Helsinki, and has been a Visiting Professor at the Oxford Internet Instute from September 2005 to July 2006.

Source:

http://www.pekkahimanen.org

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