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European Theater

Entrepreneurship is finally getting the rave reviews it deserves across the pond.

This story appears in the February 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

In the United States, there's that little notion of The American Dream. But Europeans have been slow to seek a piece of the entrepreneurial pie. "New money"--not to mention quick money--was distrusted in the United Kingdom, and failure was like a scarlet F. In Sweden, corporate security was the aspiration.

All that's changed, thanks to the Internet gold rush. While the dotcom bubble burst in Europe as it did here, the boom broke the mold, and now being an entrepreneur is all the rage.

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