Almost Perfekt: How Sweden Works And What We Can Learn From It

'Engaging' Money Week
'A sharp-eyed account of what makes Sweden modern, resilient and rather different' Professor Jonas Hinnfors


A country that defies the laws of economic gravity. A land with high wages, strong unions and generous welfare. A dream location for business and a bastion of social responsibility, coming out on top for childcare, equality and quality of life.


Having lived in Sweden for six years, journalist David Crouch has a unique perspective as an outsider looking in on one of the world's most successful yet divided countries. Based on more than 70 interviews with leading figures in Swedish industry and politics, Almost Perfekt is a journey through Swedish society and what sets it apart from the world today.

Why is Sweden so good for businesses like IKEA, Spotify and Skype?
How will the country become zero carbon by 2045?
And what can we learn about immigration from its ambitious policies?

With political and economic upheaval threatening to pull Europe apart, discover the truth of how Sweden really works.

'If you want to know how Sweden works, this is the book for you' Andrew Brown, Guardian journalist and author

'A great guide to the much-cited but little examined Swedish model and the challenges it now faces' Richard Milne, Financial Times

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