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The Year of Sisu 2015: An Interview with Emilia Lahti
By Marta Velázquez  
March 2, 2015 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

It is a great pleasure for me to interview Emilia Lahti, a researcher whose work revolves around understanding how individuals, groups, and organizations grow from challenges and come out of hardships with a newly discovered sense of strength, purpose, and adaptability. Nowadays, Emilia is working on a Ph.D. on the age-old Finnish construct of sisu.

Sisu: Beyond Perseverance
By Marta Velázquez  
December 15, 2014 – 8:58 pm | 3 Comments

Sisu is a 500-year old Finnish construct, which appeals to the spirit and strength that enable people to persevere through difficulties despite feeling they have reached the end of their physical or mental capacities.

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