Stop the “Hard Work” Obsession America!

One of the persistent myths in America is that success is primarily down to hard work. Yes, you cannot have success by lying on the sofa all day. But let us not kid ourselves, it is not primarily hard work that produces economic success.

Let me take a step back and build up an example to explain what I am talking about.

I live in one of the richest countries in the world, Norway. Each Norwegian produce value for about 8x times as much as that of a Chinese on average. Norwegian GDP per capita is about $77,975 while it is $10,098 in…



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Erik Engheim

Geek dad, living in Oslo, Norway with passion for UX, Julia programming, science, teaching, reading and writing.