Mikko Järvenpää is the COO of the Latvian startup Infogram, and founder and CEO of Vuact.
Matej Ftacnik is the CEO of iNOVA Sys and co-Founder of The Spot, in Bratislava, Slovakia. For the Culture Metrics story on his Stanford presentation please go here.
Culture Anecdote: Mikko is from Finland but he is the COO of a Latvian startup (Infogram).
"There are two very different cultures", said Mikko. "Often I say 'I'm from Finland' and people react with a big smile 'Oh, yes, I know, I went to Denmark once'. Nothing to do one with the other. It's as if someone tells me 'I'm from United States' and I would answer 'Oh, yes, I've been to Mexico once."
Sexual relationships between boys students and their female teachers seems to be very trendy in the U.S. online media. Usually the stories are promoted all over the place, in the footer and side banners of all online news aggregators.
The stories about U.S. teacher-student affairs always begin with a vilifying tone, in which the teacher's actions are immediately translated in legal terms and years of prison. So I was obviously surprised when I saw the following title:
There were many great things that were discussed, but there was one theme of the conversation that really intrigued me: it was clear for everybody that Tech reporting in Europe, and especially in Spain, France and Germany, is not as popular as it is in the U.S.
For a while now I have trying to popularize the fact that the expression "melting pot" cannot and will not describe the complexity of Globalization. Not to mention that it can even feel offensive to suddenly be told that your culture is gonna melt in a pot if you live abroad.