The Inner Compass, with Tomas Björkman & Rebel Wisdom

Jan 18th, 2021

In the middle of the 19th century, the Nordic Countries were some of the poorest in Europe, with the lowest quality of life.

By the end of the century they were some of the wealthiest and best places to live in the world. Why and how? According to philosopher and social entrepreneur Tomas Björkman, the reason is that they paid attention to inner development, more than outer growth, in a huge cultural project of personal growth. He argues that the pace of change that we are going through now requires a similar focus on the techniques of development. Read more about The Nordic Secret here and its primary author Lene Rachel Andersen.

Reposted with permission from the Rebel Wisdom channel, with thanks. 



Tomas Björkman is co-founder of Perspectiva and an applied philosopher and social entrepreneur with a great interest in science and philosophy. He has founded several companies and organisations, including Investment Banking Partners AB, and has also been chairman of EFG Investmentbank AB. He founded the Ekskäret Foundation, with the purpose of stimulating the sustainable development of individuals, organisations and society. He’s also the author of several books, including The World We CreateThe Market Myth and co-author of The Nordic Secret, and the initiator of the Emerge network and media channel. Find out more here.

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