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Vilve Vene: A unique tale of Estonian banking

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The year is 1991 and the tired, hoarse voices of melodic protest finally get their well-deserved rest in the small-but-feisty Baltic country of Estonia. The job is done, the land is independent again and the task of rebuilding a nation looms ahead. More »

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Martin Rand talks about the rocky road of startup

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ital Fields as a company has been through the toughest of evolutions. They claim to be the, “simplest farm management system in the world,” and provide an app that enables farmers to manage their fieldwork, crop production and stocks, whilst creating a communi... More »

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Giving up a six-figure salary for a startup in comedy

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Louis Zezeran has a Masters in Computer Science and was working in IT consulting earning a six figure salary, when he decided to give it all up six years ago to start the comedy agency he calls a startup, Comedy Estonia. There are three guys in the team workin... More »

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Lev Manovich: The ‘selfie’ professor

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If you think about it, most people you meet fit their profession relatively well. You can spot a hairdresser, a banker or a journalist a mile off; they assume a character that fits their role, often based on their own subconscious stereotypes. For journalists ... More »

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Giles Foden: A career inspired by Africa

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Sat in the late afternoon sun on the terrace of Pushkin Cafe, enjoying a crisp Estonian beer with Giles Foden, acclaimed writer, journalist and author of The Last King of Scotland, among other titles. Giles is here in Tallinn to teach a short course in creativ... More »

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Jeremy Clarkson: A victim of the modern disease?

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Throughout history there have always been figures that have caused controversy, they have either challenged the accepted norms or fiercely held on to aging beliefs that defined them and their peers in the face of so called progress. These people have often bec... More »