I rode home beside a lovely man from Sweden the other day. He now lives in San Diego, helping to manage a start-up.
He told me that even ten or fifteen years ago, people in Sweden wrinkled up their nose at entrepreneurship. "Oh. You couldn't get a real job, eh?"
Now he says, the success of Skype and Spotify have changed their opinion. "It's a country of only 9 million, so it doesn't take long to change popular opinion."
And to my ears, this is just one more example of how the West is slowly popularizing entrepreneurship.