As the Czech General Consul in New York,
he lived through the nerve-wracking aftermath of 9/11. After coming
home to Ústí nad Labem, he helped build ramparts against the floods.
Two months later he was elected Lord Mayor of the city.
Dressed for success
From a wholesaler that supplied goods
for department stores under their brand names, Blažek has developed
into a company with its own retail network and a strong brand.
the supply chain
With the Czech Republic entering
the new year as one of the freshest members of the EU, it's
still business as usual for forwarders and logistics providers.
While new membership has brought some changes, main players
are yet to see any big surprises.
Luděk Kula: "You
can't earn authority by force“
When he took up his post at the
Brno Penitentiary, Luděk Kula (39) was the youngest prison
director ever in the Czech Republic. He says that running
a prison is just like running any firm - but the environment
is a bit specific.
The best of
Situated on the Gulf of Finland
and spread over numerous islands in the Neva Delta, St Petersburg
is a city of arched bridges, winding canals, elegant palaces,
impressive squares and ornate churches. It has an elegance comparable
to European capitals, but beguiles with a Russian charm all its
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