Good News from Mon, 31 October, 2011:

The Finnish miracle

Chaker tells of miracles, large and small, that he has witnessed in Finland and he shares them for inspiration and enlightenment in his book. Chaker tells of miracles, large and small, that he has witnessed in Finland and he shares them for inspiration and enlightenment in his book.
The newly-published book  The Finnish Miracle presents the best as well as the  most challenging sides  of the Finns best and describes the Path of Possibilities, a success model founded on Finnishness, reports the Finnish website Maabrändi.  The book is written by Canadian-born André Chaker who has lived 20 years in Finland.

According to Chaker it is unfortunate that the world does not yet know what a great country Finland is or the kind of success stories it has been able to produce.

― Some people feel Finland itself is a miracle.  Not for its size or its international influence but because, against expectations, it has survived and even achieved success.  The Finnish state is on top of the world both geographically and also according to many societal and economic yardsticks.  Seriously, during their short national history the Finns have done many things right.  I myself have seen miracles in Finland, both large and small, and I write about them in this book to serve as a source of inspiration and enlightenment, Chaker explains.

― Finnishness is what makes Finland exceptional out in the wider world. ‘The Finnish Miracle’ tells why Finland functions and why we in particular have risen to the top in the rankings.  I am proud of my Finnishness.  To me the strengths of the Finnishness include: solution-centred thinking, adherence to rules, closeness to nature, a good education system, competitiveness, security, openness, equality and minimal hierarchy as well of course Finnish sisu or grit, writes Minister Alexander Stubb of Chaker’s book in his blog.

By education André Noėl Chaker is a lawyer (BCL, LLB) and he completed his MBA at the Helsinki School of Economics. The various stages of the success model he has structured on Finnishness include an open mind, trial and error, working harder and smarter, sisu and being oneself.

The Finnish Miracle is available in bookshops in both Finnish and English.

www.facebook.com/TheFinnishMiracle (in Finnish)

www.maabrändi.fi (in Finnish)

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