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09 October 2005

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jb

Actually, I think you'd have to look to the Nordic region for the most innovative work in Europe when it comes to the net.

We've also got such widespread highspeed broadband that people can actually put net innovation into practice.

Mark Bradley

I like this comment and cross posted on my blog with the muse - where does Australia fit into this argument??

Netanel Jacobsson

Hi Neville (great blog btw!) , being a Swede now living in Israel since 5 years and spending alot of time in China. I can only agree with that Europeans are not missing good ideas, however, I feel that Europeans are too afraid of to fail and are missing "guts" and the attitude to "do it your self". There are of course a lot of great exceptions (one being the Skype guys - and my partner Morten Lund - early seed investor in skype and a Danish super creative investor).

All the best,

Net

Nevon

JB, the Nordic region is indeed a good example. Yet on a more general level, I don't see Nordic being much different to the rest of Europe.

Mark, isn't Australia in the same boat?

Net, Skype is an excellent example of what you actually can do in Europe. But this is an exception. Isn't the climate in Israel better, too? Less fear of failure?

Mark Bradley

Re Mark, isn't Australia in the same boat?

Well yes I think it maybe, or at least somewhere between the US and EU.
We do have a funny type of attitude here to 'real entrepreneurs' ( although the media still calls business crooks entrepreneurs!!) but its changing. Australians like to 'knock' people who are successful through their own endeavours and this has bred an interesting attitude to giving it a go. As Australia is now a significant multicultural society this has worked very positively for a major shift in attitudes but there is still the anglo saxon hangover albeit gradually being diluted that gets in the way at times. I intend to talk to your piece on my next podcast at www.antipodeanpodcast.com, cheers

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