Michael has ignited a debate about the work rate of Europe vs. Silicon Valley. I tend to agree with Michael - the success rate in the Valley has plenty to do with the work rate. This isn't just about output... it's about mastery.
I'm also in agreement with the comments over here that Japan also has a stunning work rate.
Looking at both Japan and Silicon Valley, start-ups in NZ and Europe could learn lots. Work rate matters - in terms of momentum, mastery and massive outcomes.