What I have seen for the last 18 years (1993 I was working as an assistant in the archeological institute in Dresden for 8 weeks, pretty much entrenched into the Eastern German culture and history) there is potential in the locals and local companies to raise well on top of the corporate world. However something is in play in the economic "system" that hinders the uprise.
Who knows. What I know is that there is something happening underneath the surface, nobody wants openly to talk about.
What is the unquestionable that hinders entrepreneurs, startups, and free-thinking people to get to their real potential in life and work?
A short glance in Edgar Schein's book about culture opens new worlds of understanding.
What do you think is reasoning the behavior?