Happy Norway Day!

Which culture embraces failure best? It is a question that I often hear at entrepreneur forums in the Q&A sessions. I have shared a few thoughts on the matter already about the Americans, Japanese, and Israeli’s. Now John Maxwell’s book ‘Failing Forward’ adds Norway to that list. He writes…

“I read an article that highlighted the strength, courage, and resilience of the Norwegian people. Some of the toughest explorers in history have come from Norway. It doesn’t matter how harsh the climate or how difficult the circumstances; they always seem to persevere. That ability has become part of their culture. They are a nation of outdoor enthusiasts – living on the edge of the Arctic Circle. The Norwegians have a saying that I think captures their attitude: ‘There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.’”