Reflecting on the 2400km Run/Bike Journey in New Zealand 

 

A live TV interview with Duncan Garner (2018)

Upcoming Documentary (Mini Teaser Trailer)

Sisu Not Silence Documentary (2020)

 

VIDEO LECTURES & INTERVIEWS

TEDx

Turku

 

Sisu in

18 Minutes (2014)

INTERVIEWS

Forbes

Magazine

Can Finns Teach the World to Hang Tough?

Gloria

Magazine

An In-depth
Personal Interview

(in Finnish)

Singularity

University

Technology is the Great Amplifier of Our Humanity

Business

Insider

Sisu as the Key

to Success

Les Affaires

Comment Tirer du Positif à Partir Du Négatif?

(in French)

Aalto University

 

Research paper press release: What Finnish Sisu Can Offer the World

Elina Ahlbäck Agency

Gentle Power: An Upcoming Book on the Power of Sisu in Leadership

Scientific

American

Sisu &

Mental Toughness

BBC World

Sisu: The Finnish Art of

Inner Strength

Big
Think

Want to Achieve Your Goals? The Finns Have a Word for That

Matador
Network

What the Finnish Concept of Sisu, or Inner Strength, Can Teach Us

Psychology

Today

An Ultramarathon Runner's Secret to Mental Toughness

Iltalehti

Newspaper

 

Pasi Lehtinen

On Sisu and Our
New Book

Positiivisen psykologian voima

 

The Finnish Educational Textbook

on Positive Psychology

 

This best-selling textbook has become one of the primary educational resources for Positive Psychology courses in Finland. The book consists of 16 chapters including topics such as positive pedagogy, workflow, mindfulness, a critique of positive psychology, strengths in aging, happiness vs. meaning, and strengths in adolescents, to name a few.

 

The book includes a chapter entitled "Sisu - An Action Mindset", in which I present my research on various aspects of sisu, including the action mindset, sisu within communities, post-traumatic growth, and the relationship between adversity and well-being.

PUBLISHED BOOKS

Brilliance of a Dream:

Introducing the Action Mindset

 

An Introduction to

Action Mindset

Our Words Make 

Worlds: Introducing Sisu

 

Summary of the

Current Research

Positive Psychologists 

on Positive Psychology V2

 

Interviews with the

Field's Leading Practitioners

Sisu: Tarinoita itsensä ylittämisestä ja hyvän tekemisestä

 

The Finnish Book on Sisu

 

This book shares the stories of Finnish people from all walks of life as they overcome adversity, use creativity to transform barriers into frontiers, and take action against all odds. 

It outlines a message of hope in tough times and shows us that there is always more to us than meets the eye. One way to remember this inner fortitude within us is through witnessing and celebrating the inspirational stories of all the many sisuesque humans in our world.

Published as a hard copy by PS-Kustannus.

ADDITIONAL SELECT WORKS