30 April 2016

Sweden Stops Wrinkling its Nose at Entrepreneurship

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.

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