Finland, a very brief summary

5,4million people. Home to 3 of the top iOS games studios in the world, including Rovio, maker of Angry Birds. Commonly regarded as having the world’s finest education system.

Sounds like an awesome place, except…

Nokia was 60% of total national exports in 2000, and is now staring into the abyss (with their only hope being the success of the Windows Phone operating system, good luck with that). They are in recession. The sun doesn’t set for 73 consecutive days in summer, and doesn’t rise for 51 consecutive days in winter.

Sometimes the grass ain’t greener on the other side.