Finnish Nightmares 2: an even more different kind of social guide to Finland

"This is Matti. If you didn't know him already. Matti is just a regular Finn. He does things the way a regular Finn would do: in silence and trying his best not to stand out or bother anyone." - Finnish Nightmares, Karoliina Korhonen. Finnish Nightmares 2 - An Even More Different Kind of Social Guide [...]

The National Library of Finland

“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.” ― Mark Twain Yesterday I visited Kansalliskirjasto, The Nationa Library of Finland for the first time in my life. There I sat for many hours absorbing the wisdom [...]

Finnish Nightmares – A Different Kind of Social Guide To Finland

"Meet Matti, a stereotypical Finn who appreciates peace, quiet and personal space. Matti tries his best to do unto others as he wishes to be done unto him: to give space, be polite and not bother with unnecessary chit chat. As you might’ve guessed, it can’t always go that way" - Finnish Nightmares, Karoliina Korhonen. [...]

Helsinki Book Fair 2015 – Day 1 & 2

Helsinki Book Fair (Helsingin Kirjamessut) is an annual trade fair for books held since 2001. It is held in Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre. This year event is held 22-25 October. Day 1 - Thursday Russia is the theme country this year at Helsinki Book Fair and it has  influenced the program highly.  On Thursday, there [...]

Top 3 Books on Open Innovation

I recently  attended Open Innovation 2.0 Conference in Espoo, Finland (on June 8-9). It was organised by the European Commission DG CONNECT, Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (OISPG), Intel Labs Europe, Aalto University and the City of Espoo and supported by Dublin City Council. This conference inspired me to write a blog post about [...]