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Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast

Jun 25, 2018

We all want to lead a life of greater purpose and happiness. Cultivating the Finnish quality of sisu might be the answer.

My guest on the podcast today is Joanna Nylund.

She was born and raised in Finland, where she started her writing career doing music reviews for a local magazine at age 15. After studying English literature at university and living in the UK for a few years, she has been working as a translator, journalist, copywriter and photographer. She now lives in Helsinki with her husband.

Joanna's new book, the subject of our conversation today, is a comprehensive guide to the Finnish attitude of courage and determination in the face of adversity.

The ancient Finnish word sisu describes an attitude of courage, resilience, grit, tenacity and perseverance.

This key psychological competence enables extraordinary action in times of adversity. To have sisu confers a further dimension of doing so with honesty, integrity and humility.

There's a personal finance aspect to sisu too, something we cover during our conversation.

Here's my conversation with Joanna Nylund, author of Sisu: The Finnish Art of Courage, in episode 332 of Informed Choice Radio.