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Finland, Cultural Lone Wolf (2005)

by Richard D. Lewis

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This book is a little repetitive in places and, considering there are only 202 pages, it did seem to drag a bit. Having said that, the content itself is absolutely fascinating. Before reading this book, I rarely thought about Finland except to note that they had a good education system - I didn't even know where they are located on the map. Finland, Cultural Lone Wolf has opened my eyes to the unique and admirable nature of this people.

Finland ranks among the top few countries for global competitiveness, environmental sustainability, water resource management, minimal bureaucracy and least corruption. They lead the world in health, technology, education and gender equality, are known in the United Nations as the 'Super Peacekeeper' and are proportionally the biggest library users in the world - six million visits per annum.

This book is an interesting study of one of the world's least lauded nations, and it has left me with an immense respect for the Finnish people. ( )
  seldombites | Aug 4, 2009 |
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This book is being published at a time when Finland leads the world in various fields of technology, network readiness, global competitiveness, research and creativity, reading, mathematical and scientific literacy, enrollments in universities and colleges, empowerment of women, and sustainability of the environment.
Once upon a time, long long ago, there was a far-off land close to the Arctic Circle - a chilly, bleak patchwork of forests and lakes, where bears, wolves, elks, and lynxes roamed freely and where Christmases were always white.
If you ask someone which country ranks first in global competitiveness in business, the most common answer would be the U.S. or Singapore or Japan.
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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 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.

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