Electrolux, Ericsson, and IBM have a big presence here.
How to get around: The metro, bus, ferries, and trains are all clean, quick, and safe - and use a single ticket system.
Where to find free Wi-Fi: Enjoy strong signal and stunning views at the lakeside Kungstradgarden park.
Where to get a trim: Hair Team (15 Drottninggatan; 46-8-213-556) takes walk-ins for about $40.
Best place to get down to business: Naglo (20 Gustav Adolfs Torg; 46-8-102-757), serving Scandinavian cuisine, attracts lunching executives.
Best place to celebrate closing the deal: Beautiful Operakällaren (Karl den XII's Torg; 46-8-676-5800; www.operakallaren.se) has oak carvings and chandeliers dating to 1895. Try the date-glazed quail or the roasted fillet of reindeer.
What you might not know: Swedes are very direct. Don't think it's rude.