Norway, the happiest, richest, and safest country
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Norway, the happiest, richest, and safest country

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The London-based think tank, the Legatum Institute, has again released its annual global Prosperity Index. This year’s index ranks Norway as the most prosperous country among 142 countries. The index compares 89 variables including traditional indicators like per capita gross domestic product and the number of people in full-time work in addition to factors such…

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Swedish business culture advice from random Swede

Edit: The video is no longer available. “You will soon be connected to a random Swede, somewhere in Sweden.” 250 years ago Sweden was the first country to abolish censorship. Now Sweden is the first country with its own phone number. Call the Swedish number on +46 771 793 336 and a random Swede will…

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A lesson in Swedish

An Englishman named Colin Moon stated some of the most common polite phrases in Swedish. Read and learn. The Swede is a person of few words. Eng: Excuse me, I didn’t quite catch what you were saying. Swe: Va? (vah?) Literal translation: What? Eng: Sorry for bumping into you like that. So terribly clumsy of…