Today Sanoma Magazines announced the details of their new glossy magazine AKU ("Donald"). It's going to be out on June the 9th (Donald Duck's birthday) and they describe it with: "Targeted at adults, AKU. is a completely new kind of glossy magazine that combines fashionable lifestyle contents and hilarious comics."
Part of the magazine's concept is choosing and naming real life people as witty representations of Donald Duck characters. They announced the "Duckburg characters of real life" today at around 15:20
Kalle Palander (alpine skier, celebrity) got chosen as Donald Duck ;) a good choice considering his personality, ups and down, temper etc.
They chose me as Scrooge McDuck. Not because I would own 607 tillion 386 zillion 947 trillion 522 billion dollars and 36 cents, but rather because of the similarities in Scrooge being an entrepreneur and succeeding by his own merit.
Scrooge left Scotland for the US at the age of 13. I started working at the same age.
Scrooge's motto is "Work smarter, not harder." - which I totally agree with!
To me Scrooge is a very positive character; demanding for sure, has a bit of a nasty temper (or lacks some patience?), while simultaneously being very keen towards learning new things and having an adventurous spirit. Amateur treasure hunter and all. Despite of being a centennial Scrooge still has the energy left in him to get excited about new opportunities, new adventures and winning over his competitors. That's the spirit!
Often the character of Scrooge doesn't come off as a big corporate industrialist (you never see him working a gigantic corporate HQ, with office politics and all that crap..), he comes off as an entrepreneur-adventurer instead. Always looking for the next-big-thing and feeling depressed if there's no action around.
Makes you wonder; is Scrooge's character really a tribute to entrepreneurship?
Sure would like to see Scrooge invest more of his money into startups ;)