Finland, Cultural Lone Wolf

Finland Cultural Lone Wolf Finland Cultural Lone Wolf is the story of an accomplished nation and her extraordinary people By pursuing a Lone Wolf policy Finland raised itself from a struggling war battered state to one of th

  • Title: Finland, Cultural Lone Wolf
  • Author: Richard D. Lewis
  • ISBN: 9781931930185
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Paperback
  • Finland, Cultural Lone Wolf is the story of an accomplished nation and her extraordinary people By pursuing a Lone Wolf policy, Finland raised itself from a struggling, war battered state to one of the most developed countries in the world over the course of only fifty years The exponential rise of Nokia from tires and timbers to leading the world s telecommunication iFinland, Cultural Lone Wolf is the story of an accomplished nation and her extraordinary people By pursuing a Lone Wolf policy, Finland raised itself from a struggling, war battered state to one of the most developed countries in the world over the course of only fifty years The exponential rise of Nokia from tires and timbers to leading the world s telecommunication industry is indicative of the Finns and their business style These remarkable people speak a language unique in its origins and have kept their cultural identity intact despite the influences of powerful neighbors, Sweden and Russia.Uniquely qualified to write about Finland, best selling author Richard Lewis traces the fascinating Finnish origins, as well as her history, geography, values and culture His extensive experience with Finnish business provides him with keen insight on leadership style, negotiation strategies and the uniquely Finnish suomi kuva, or Finland image Lewis shines when describing Finnish humor, complete with laugh out loud jokes and stories Finland, Cultural Lone Wolf shows both nation and writer at their best.

    One thought on “Finland, Cultural Lone Wolf”

    1. I don't know whether to laud Lewis for his insight into the Finnish mindset or to revile him for his glaring generalisations, however, I tend towards the former. Either way, this book is an entertaining and informative read.

    2. Good read. Based on a lot of generalizations but he acknowledges this and it's sort of the nature of the book.

    3. Excellent book on Finland and their culture, people and industry. Finland has a bright future as the people are well-educated, the country is high tech oriented, they possess a great environmental record and they are an EU nation that has good trade relations with Russia. Having traveled there in 2008, I was personally impressed with the people and their values. Wished I would have read this book before I traveled there.

    4. Richard Lewis has been able to capture the true Finnish psyche! An interesting read for those who wish to learn more about how to deal with Finns in business. I also recommend it to any Finn who wishes to learn more about what makes us tick and how we are perceived by other cultures. Long live the Finnish SISU!!!

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