Film crews welcome!

Johanna Karppinen / 
October 6, 2016

Effective as of 2017, the Finnish government is introducing an incentive for productions that film in Finland, so that they get 25 per cent back of what they have...

It’s the littlest things

Anne Salomäki / 
September 29, 2016

Can you recall telling friends about your travel plans – and them laughing and asking ‘why there’? “Why would you go somewhere so cold/hot/boring/dangerous/crowded/remote?” I have paid what felt...

UX – boosting the welfare society

Matti Kuha / 
September 22, 2016

Think about a car which looks ever so cool, takes you very reliably wherever you want to go and is safe and stable to drive. Now, think about the...

The Finnish love affair with literature

David J. Cord / 
September 15, 2016

Finland is the perfect place for a bibliophile. The culture supports the entire literary process, from writing a book to making it accessible to readers. Anyone can wander into...

All the best from Finland

James O’Sullivan / 
September 8, 2016

There’s been no shortage of podium-hopping for Finland this year. Okay, well, sports fans among us may realise I’m perhaps not referring to the recent Rio Summer Olympics. But,...

Give purpose to the data

Taneli Tikka / 
September 1, 2016

Data is like clean water – the essential of life of which importance you’ll only realise until its gone. In today’s world data is measured, collected, reported, visualised and...

Let things change

Jyri Lintunen / 
August 25, 2016

Buddha said there is nothing constant except change. He was right. Change is not dangerous, but the fear of and resistance to change are. The past summer has been...

Who’s afraid of a Finnish mobile marketer?

Ville Heijari / 
August 18, 2016

Finland, the country that gave the world Nokia and Linux, is often seen as something of an engineers’ paradise: A place where laconic, no-nonsense individuals can focus on just...

Small companies should love trade policy

Lauri Kangasniemi / 
August 11, 2016

In general, one of the hardest parts of business is internationalisation. There are very few ways to do it without costs, and sometimes quite excessive ones. In the end,...

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...