Wednesday, September 05, 2007


Pull yourself up by your wooden shoe straps:

The Netherlands is lacking ambition, according to Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende.

People should exploit their entrepreneurial skills more and launch innovative products on the market to compete with China and India. Wage moderation is not enough to keep pace with these countries.

“We need to leave the mentality of mediocrity behind us and let the entrepreneurial blood flow more quickly through our veins,” Balkenende said this at the opening of the academic year at the University of Wageningen on Tuesday.

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