Nordic nations trending in the United States

Emilia Honkasaari / 
June 23, 2016

For Americans, the Nordic countries have previously essentially boiled down to Ikea and Abba, but recently this impression has gained more depth. Americans are genuinely interested in how Nordic...

Catching waves with Finnish sisu

Sara Vihavainen / 
June 16, 2016

Sisu is an untranslatable Finnish word that takes perseverance to a whole new level. For Finns, sisu is a matter of attitude; the ability to keep fighting after most people...

Greetings from Brussels: a thumbs up for Finland’s education

Liisa Tenhunen-Ruotsalainen / 
June 9, 2016

This spring, I worked in Brussels for two months. My aim was to study the European Union’s educational policy agenda, which did not take long – there is no...

Startup, oldup, let’s rock!

Susanna Aaltonen / 
June 2, 2016

When exploring the world of startup ideas and growth, turning your gaze to the Finnish chemical industry, where new business often springs up alongside the old, may put a...

Good News team moves houses

Kari Väisänen / 
May 26, 2016

Launched in spring 2009, Good News from Finland (GNF) is a success story in terms of content. Back then, we were a couple of people who were sick and...

How to grow from local to global business

Saija Mahon / 
May 19, 2016

Due to the expanding digital arena, it’s now become possible for any brand to be truly global business – new markets are just one click away. However, growing a...

Why Finland?

James O'Sullivan / 
May 12, 2016

Earlier this month I found myself chatting with a Finn who had recently returned from holidaying in Sydney. “It’s paradise down there,” he exclaimed. “What the *expletive* are you...

Build your startup ecosystem, not ours

Kasper Suomalainen / 
May 5, 2016

Our startup ecosystem in Finland and the Nordics has gotten international recognition for quite a while now.

Economy of sharing for more space and cleaner air

Juha Suojanen / 
April 28, 2016

Our mobility patterns are, to say the least, on the verge of a major shift. Digitalisation gives people the possibility to take advantage of an economy of sharing on...

Wanted: bold recruiters

Jyri Lintunen / 
April 21, 2016

It is hard to help noticing how few women are on the boards and executive groups of Finnish companies. In this respect we are, unfortunately, not any further along...

A shy, modest nation opens up

Kari Väisänen / 
April 14, 2016

Life can’t be that dismal! These are the words of a young Finnish expat. She was spending a few days in Finland on the threshold of spring, partly for...