Interesting article in the Economist about business creation in Germany this week with stats about the percentage of new entrepreneurs in 2012 according to a Deutsche Bank survey: almost 8% in US, almost 7% in Holland, almost 4% in the UK, and then less than 3% in France and Germany.

Now what I found interesting is that actually the issues relevant to these 4% are rarely newsworthy. The topic dominating the discourse will be home ownership. Or benefits. Or immigration…Yet what these 4% are facing up to should be of great interest both because they affect a big enough group if folks and also because their energy to extract value out of investment is more rare and more important in the long term to an aging country.

Il n’est de richesses que d’hommes.