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Bank Notice - Reykjavik 2009

'How to succeed in Modern Business: Lessons from the Icelandic Voyage' is the title of an address given by Iceland’s president Ólafur R. Grímsson to British business leaders in London’s Walbrook Club in 2005. In his lecture, the President enumerated 13 national characteristics to explain 'our’, that is Icelanders’, ‘success' in finance: “Eighth on my list is the heritage of discovery and exploration, fostered by the medieval Viking sagas that have been told and retold to every Icelandic child,” he said. “This is a tradition that gives honour to those who venture into unknown lands, who dare to journey to foreign fields, interpreting modern business ventures as an extension of the Viking spirit, applauding the successful entrepreneurs as heirs of this proud tradition.”

 

From the Reykjavik grapevine:

www.grapevine.is/Home/ReadArticle/the-end-of-neo-liberal-...

 

Reykjavik, Iceland - April 2009

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Taken on April 9, 2009