October 17, 2019

I’m Former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, And This Is How I Work

Lifehacker has a great article on the work day of former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves…

Toomas Hendrik Ilves

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“Toomas Hendrik Ilves, son of Estonian refugees who fled the country during the 1944 Soviet takeover, saw his country regain independence in 1991. In 2006 he became Estonia’s fourth president. We had a long talk about his accomplishments as president, a position that holds no executive power and thus relies on persuasion and building consensus. We discussed Estonia’s rapid digitisation, which revolutionised a poor country and made it the envy of governments around the world. And we talked about his work spreading the gospel of civic digitisation.”

 

Read the whole article here: I’m Former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, And This Is How I Work

 

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