Monthly Archives: June 2002

Nordic inspiration

Written by: René Jakl Photo by: René Jakl The Swedish development company Ikano has selected one of its projects as its headquarters – the Old Customs House building near náměstí Republiky. The Swedish spirit of openness is evident in these offices, in both lay-out and furnishings. Marcel Mourek, director of the Czech branch, likes the…

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Keeping cash safe

Written by: René Jakl Photo by: Ivan Malý Following the collapse of many investment funds, savings and loans, and other financial institutions, people are more concerned about the safety of their investments than about astronomical returns. For some, the name of a renowned financial group suffices, while others want legal insurance for their investments. The…

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Fire up the team

Written by: Renée LeMoine Photo by: Ivan Malý “We just acquired a prestigious new client at our agency by promising to deliver a truly unique campaign on a short deadline. I am feeling overwhelmed, and have an overworked team to boot. Now what? Robert Strauss once said, “Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla.…

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How do you maximize productivity?

Written by: Renée LeMoine Photo by: Pavel Veselý Luděk Novotný Director, Golem I currently manage three companies with a total of 150 employees at all levels, so I’ve naturally read many guides to correct management and motivation of employees. Our management team is made up of people of varying ages over 25. It isn’t easy…

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Jaroslav Pavlíček: Leading in extreme conditions

Written by: Monika Mudranincová At the Eco-Nelson polar station, survival in a harsh environment is a test of the staff’s character. Station chief Jaroslav Pavlíček relates how to manage a team where the laws of civilization don’t apply. Photo by: Tomáš Kubeš You’ve been the head of the polar station on Nelson Island in the…

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More ways to boost your savings

Written by: Tomáš Prouza & Petr Vykoukal (www.penize.cz) Photo: Kurt Vinion In spite of more money and new clients flowing in last year, there is increasing talk about market saturation for state-supported financial products. Now only the formally dormant mutual funds can look forward to significant growth. FOR NOW, CZECHS ARE a bit averse to…

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ISSUE #81

Written by: John Letzing Gallery tour Nixvue’s Vista is a portable gallery for digital images, capable of storing a considerable amount of data while also usable for slide shows. The color LCD display means that viewing can be enjoyed without attaching the unit to a TV or DVD player. 5 GB model available for CZK…

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Computer shopping

Written by: Martin ZikaNot surprisingly, computer sales are one of the most dynamic of local retail markets. Like many other products, you can now buy computers over the internet, and we have reviewed several Czech web sites that offer on-line sales and/or service. http://shop.autocont.cz This firm is one of the largest suppliers of information and…

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The mosaic of development

Written by: René Jakl Photo by: René Jakl What factors lead to Kernel’s impressive success? Cohesive management and financial support from a global investment company helped, but the key was betting it all on an original product. Michal Šorm IT REQUIRES considerable courage to begin working for a newly established firm wanting to assert itself…

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Keys to the kingdom

Written by: John Letzing Photo by: Vojtěch Vlk The transfer of top management posts from expats to locals has been a difficult process. Find out what’s behind the controversy and surplus of hard feelings. Radomír Sabela WITH HIS FIRM gaze and commanding tone, Radomír Sabela is the very image of leadership. As a Czech in…

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