> One life is not enough There are people for whom career accomplishments
are not enough. Some work on parallel projects, others go off in a
completely different direction. The common denominator is creativity,
endurance, and a will to do it "their" way.
> Radim Passer: Doing
business with faith The founder and majority owner of developer
Passerinvest is currently enjoying the success of BB Centrum, yet
within business circles seems something of an anomaly. Meet a man
with a distinguished reputation who found belief through faith.
STUDY > Organic corporate growth Czech cosmetic firm Ryor is known throughout
the entire country, and its products can be found on shelves worldwide.
How did owner Eva Štěpánková lead her firm to such a significant
> The best of Montreal This former French colony still retains
much of its Gallic joie de vivre, and visitors are likely to come
for a promenade along the port or the frequent large-scale festivals.
A combination of ethnic and architectural diversity creates an ideal
destination for business or pleasure.
> Pushing 'e' beyond
the buzz The recent obsession with e-business and
e-commerce did nothing if not inflate already outsized expectations.
In the wake of expired hype and hand-wringing, why are local companies
still making considerable investments.
> Josef Rakoncaj: Life
above the clouds Josef Rakoncaj was the first man in the
world to climb the 8,000-meter Himalayan K2 peak, twice. To create
a successful business, he had to adapt the "free" approach
he used on his expeditions.