Taivas + Helvetti is a book of finnish entrepreneurship, by finnish entrepreneurs.
The twenty-one stories in the book cover the spectrum of self-driven business – from small fry to big fish, from flashy success stories to tragic failures.
The book starts off with Mikael Hed from Rovio, and never reaches the same level of all the pieces just falling right in the later pages.
The individual stories are brief, most clock in at less than ten pages.
As stated, the subjects vary wildly, some tell a single essential case of business history, others ramble on through the author’s personal experiences.
And personal’s indeed a good word to describe the book, the authors do not hesitate to reveal ugliness inherent in business nor do they shy away from their previous failures.
A quick read, with a worthy plan behind the book – for every volume sold, another is given to a graduating student. They may not all be sparked by the spirit of business, but every interested party counts.