Finland, Cultural Lone Wolf

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Intercultural Press, 2005 - History - 227 pages
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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.

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.

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User Review  - seldombites - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Essi Pölhö - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

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Lewis is chairman of Richard Lewis Communication, an international institute of cross-culture and language training with offices in over 30 countries. Based in London, he lectures to blue chip companies and government agencies worldwide.

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