Monday, May 21, 2007
Photo: Martin Bogren
Name: Mattias Hansson
Family: Engaged to Maria (designer at H&M), Erik, 5 years, and another son due to late June.
History: top positions in Swedish TV, radio, magazines, Internet and new media. Now finishing an MBA, global concentration, at Stockholm School of Economics. A school from where I also have a diploma from the Advanced Management Program.
Occupation: Soon (the 1st of June) to be appointed CEO of Hyper Island.
Mission: To upgrade and grow the brand Hyper Island, while revolutionize education.
Promise to: take good care of Hyper Island and don’t hesitate to take tough decisions to let the brand grow in the right direction.
Dream of: A private zendo for daily meditation. Maybe we can have it at school soon!
CD: ”Nail” by Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel. “Hillbilly DeLuxe” by Dwight Yoakam.
Movie: ”Apocalypse Now” by Francis Ford Coppola. “Darling” by Johan Kling is probably the best Swedish film produced post-Bergman. Will Ferrell is always worth watching.
Contemporary artist: Damien Hirst and Dan Wolgers. And of course Charlotte Gyllenhammar. And Carl Johan De Geer has (still) always something interesting to say.
Museums: SFMOMA and Prado Madrid (I can watch the Bosch-paintings for hours and hours, they never stop to fascinate with their timeless mysticism).
Magazines: Economist and Wired. Monocle and Odd At Large.
Writers: PO Bronson and Carl Hiaasen.
Right now reading: “Previous Convictions” by A.A. Gill and “Killing Yourself To Live” by Chuck Klosterman.
Funniest: Sarah Silverman and Larry David.
Also: I have written three books about media. The first one, titled “Welcome to the cyber-world” (-98) was about the exploding Internet culture. The latest book was titled “Media – How it works (really)” (-00) and is a book for young media wannabes. On spare time I’m now working on my first novel, it’s kind of my meditative hobby.
Beside work: I’m co-founder and owner of Swedish regional bi-monthly magazine SKÅNE (Allers förlag) with a target audience amongst 40-60 year old women in the south of Sweden (?!). I am also going to keep my engagement in Media Mötesplats Malmö with whom I try to create a Moving Media Center for advanced research and production of moving media for new media solutions in fast growing Västra Hamnen, Malmö.
Confession: I am a passionate outdoor man, with hunting of deer and wild boars as a special interest. A couple of times a year I go with fellow media-men, designers, art directors, advertising executives and stand up comedians (!?) deep down into the Swedish woods…
Learn more about me: at homemade (sorry, folks!) Swedish resume-page: www.mattiashansson.com
Looking forward to: See you soon.
All the best,