Estonia, the Eastern European Baltic nation is home to a tiny population of 1.3 million; it stands tall in providing high standard of living to citizens and is an advanced economy.
The birth place of commonly used Skype is lot more than that, in Estonia, voting, signing documents and filling out tax returns is done online.
Estonia decision to start and invest in its future is very progressive, young children at the age of 7 are taught the principles and basics of coding.
Estonia is home to many startups such as Skype, Transferwise, Pipedrive, Cloutex, Click & Grow, GrabCAD, Erply, Fortumo, Lingvist and more. The other fascinating things are e-banking and remote money transfers, declaring online taxation, digitally signing and verifying contracts and documents.
These are few lessons to be learned from this tiny nation:
Strong will for adapting and changing the infrastructure of government and economy and its continuous optimization.
Catch them young, holistic change of mindset from childhood.
Not burdening the young with uninformative and irrelevant education system.
Removing the bureaucratic and technical obstacles for booming entrepreneurship
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