Richard Lewis is known to millions through his television shows, personal appearances, and comedy specials. Feature film and TV roles include star turns in the independent film
Drunks, Anything But Love, with Jamie Lee Curtis, and HBO's
Curb Your Enthusiasm. He appears on GQ's list of the twentieth century's most influential humorists.
Finland, Cultural Lone Wolf is the story of an accomplished nation and her extraordinary people. Pursuing a Lone Wolf policy, Finland raised itself from a struggling, war-battered state in 1945 to one of the most developed countries in the world. The exponential rise of Nokia from tire and timbers to leading the world's telecommunication industry is indicative of the Finns and their characteristic business style. These remarkable people speak a language unique in its origins and have kept their cultural identity intact despite the influences of powerful neighbors, Sweden and Russia. Uniquely qualified to write about Finalnd, best-selling author Richard Lewis traces the fascinating Finnish origins, as well as her history, geography, values and culture. His extensive experience with Finnish business provides him with keen insight on leadership style, negotiation strategies and the uniquely Finnish suomi-kuva (Finland image). And Lewis shines when describing Finnish humor, complete with hilarious jokes and stories. Finland, Cultural Lone Wolf shows a nation and a writer at their best.
Een van de betere boeken geschreven over Finland, het land, de cultuur, de mensen, de gewoonten, economie etc. Voor belangstellenden in Finland een must, maar je moet wel meer dan gemiddelde interesse hebben in het land aangezien het boek vrij serieus is en je er voor moet zitten. Als je over dit onderwerp wilt lezen maar luchtiger dan raad ik Culture Smart-Finland aan (zie elders op deze site).