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What Americans Can Learn From Viking Entrepreneurs

Renee Blodgett | Posted 06.13.2013 | Travel
Renee Blodgett

While Silicon Valley may still be the technology and entrepreneur hub of North America and some say, the world, it's shortsighted for investors, businesses and even consumers not to be looking to global pockets for innovation and new ideas.

Iceland Re-Elects President For Record 5th term

AP | ANNA ANDERSEN | Posted 07.01.2012 | World

REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- Iceland's President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, who wielded the political power of his traditionally ceremonial office and rejected ...

The Country We Could Have Been

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

In his last two posts, blogger Daði Rafnsson looks back at the words of an Icelandic political legend, Vilmundur Gylfason,

Iceland's Pyrrhic Victory

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

While Icelanders have been endlessly debating IceSave, our unemployment rate has continued to climb, the number of insolvencies has continued to increase, and public services have continued to decrease.

California's Lessons for Iceland

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

It's incumbent upon the Icelandic media and political establishment to educate the public on the reasons for and against Icesave. If we're serious about fighting for political reform and transparency that our country needs, here's a good place to start.

Iceland's President Is No Hero

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

While legislators were hammering out a deal that would keep Iceland from being labeled a pariah state by the IMF and ratings agencies, President Ragnar was protecting his oligarch friends.

No More Secrets From the Icelandic People

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

The Icelandic people will, for the first time, directly exercise the nation's sovereign power in a referendum in March to approve or reject the proposed settlement of the IceSave dispute.

Iceland's President Is Still No Hero

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

I believe that none of the Icelandic political parties are actually standing up for the average Icelandic person.