The Sisu Advantage

Sharing Insights, Spreading Understanding

Sisu {N.; Finnish}: Transforming barriers into opportunities (https://SisuLab.Com/)

“Sisu is a Finnish concept and cultural construct that is described through a combination of various English terms including stoic determination, tenacity of purpose, grit, bravery, resilience, . . .“


The Sisu Advantage endeavors to identify education disconnects between and among academicians, practitioners and the general citizenry, and to provide themed venues to remedy these disconnects.

  • Disconnects among academicians are the result of rigid discipline boundaries that curtail “connecting the dots” and limit possibilities.
  • Disconnects among practitioners often result from time pressures and a narrow focus on specific tasks and core players within limited circles.
  • Disconnects within the public often are the result of lack of awareness or opportunity to pursue lifelong education and expand one’s boundaries.

The Sisu Advantage provides education forums and resources, but is not a university – it cannot be all things educational, to all people. During 2014-2017, we sampled various markets and experimented with a comprehensive mix of themes and activities to find our niche. As a result, we have coalesced around two particular gaps in the marketplace that we have both the expertise and passion to address in earnest:

  • Cultural Education, from setting personal boundaries to crossing borders
  • Technology Education, from web-based competencies to data analytics.

That said, our mission continues to be to provide forums that inform, encourage dialogue, and help develop personal and professional competencies.


The Sisu Advantage abides by the ten principles articulated in the United Nations Global Compact.

* The Sisu Advantage is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit public-benefit corporation registered with the IRS.