Swedish Mentality, the English translation of the hugely successful book published in Sweden in , considers the reality behind the myth. The author, Åke. Try delving into one of the many books on getting to know the Swedes. It could make for a happy-ever-after ending to your story. The Local’s. Read Swedish Mentality by Åke Daun by Åke Daun by Åke Daun for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android.

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For any questions, feel free to contact us. By the way, I no longer think this way. He recognizes behavioral variations related to gender, age, class, and region, and he considers subtleties of individual mentaliry as well. Ten essential summer reads according to the Swedish bookstore voted world’s best. Colette rated it it was amazing Aug 07, Not bragging in the classic sense but to ask you about yourself seems to be some mentapity of violation.

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The book is probably quite outdated by now, but was interesting to read nonetheless. This book is helpful for understanding better where Swedes are coming from and for evaluating the pros and cons of policies that contribute to Swedish culture and identity. In recent years, it has become popular to discuss Swedishness and Swedish identity.


In the beginning I had a hard time with the way Americans used the word “aggressive”. It’s why a handful of Swedish companies are leveraging the Nordic nation’s favorable conditions to position themselves as leaders in the latest large-scale tech trend known as colocation. Thanks for menta,ity us about the problem.

Seems dated as there are some points that are valid but many do not apply to the younger generation. So it can seem to an American that they are self absorbed and feel only they are “right”.

Daun describes a range of factors influencing Swedish character, including population composition, rural background, and even climate. I finally join the tens of people who have read this gripping monograph on Swedish thinking. He recognizes behavioral variations related to gender, age, class, and region, and he considers subtleties of individual character as well.

The words are poetic advice for living and survival. The Swedish mentality is vastly different from other cultures, even other European cultures and reading this book helped me to understand the culture in a significantly deeper way. Daun, however, goes beyond stereotype, drawing upon statistics gathered over more than a decade of research. Amazon Renewed Mentalitt products with a warranty. Pages with related products.

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In these cities, you have a much higher chance of bumping into someone. Swedish Mentality should interest a wide array of readers, whether of Swedish descent or not.

He is the author of many books in Swedish, but this is his first to be available in English. Swedish book bus brings libraries closer to the people.

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If I were to summarize this book in just a few words I would say that Swedes are on average more pragmatic, quiet, non-aggressive, conflict-avoiding, rational, honest, diligent, punctual, orderly, and yes envious too. Whether culture shock is an inevitable chapter in the story of living in Sweden is somewhat autobiographical. Werner Carr chose to write the swecish she wished she’d been given on moving to Malmo in the early 90s.