A word from the CEO – 12/2019
2019 has been an exciting year with the initiative to start the start-up AiTree Technology AB, starting the office in Stockholm, getting the intellectual property rights to the tool Sympathy for data, etc. But in this blog post, I will instead highlight our biggest asset, and that is our employees.
Our biggest asset is our employees
I could, as usual, highlight our initiatives this year, discuss the market and the long term vision or strategy. However, this time, I would like to focus on what is most important in building a competitive company, and that is the people working there. At Combine, I have been surrounded by talented, inspiring colleagues, everyone eager to learn new stuff, but also to share their thoughts on technical content or other exciting topics.
We believe in empowering individuals and teams, and that it will have a significant impact if one can affect the situation and outcome. I think that Combine’s biggest strength is the ability to see each employee as an asset.
So, since this is my last blog post as the CEO of Combine, I would like to thank all current and previous colleagues. It has been an honor.
Christmas and donation to charity
It is soon Christmas, and during the holiday, we often think of people that don’t have the same privileges as we do.
For the last couple of years, we have donated a significant amount of money to Stadsmissionen as a Christmas gift.
We have chosen to continue this year as well, but this year to these four purposes instead:
- Plan International – a brighter future starts with girls education
- WWF – preserve biodiversity, reduce pollution and unsustainable consumption, contribute to sustainable utilization of renewable natural resources
- ECPAT – contribution to the removal of more child sexual abuse images online
- Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund – support to continue the long-term research, support affected children and their families, and come closer to our vision of eradicating childhood cancer
Rather than buying candy or a Christmas gift such as a towel, etc., we hope that you share our belief that this a better alternative.
We also hope that by doing this, we inspire other companies to do the same!
Make sure you take care of your family and yourself this Christmas.
Or as Ida Sand sings, in my favorite Christmas Carol at the time being: “Now the time is here, make sure that you are near, everyone that you hold dear.”
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.