Monthly Archives: January 2003

When are you at fault?

Written by: René Jakl Photo by: Věroslav Sixt According to the Civil Code, it matters not whether we flood our neighbors’ apartment by leaving the tap running or whether someone’s poodle gets bitten for irritating our Doberman. We are responsible for our pets and children just as we are responsible for ourselves. The risks of…

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Varied paths of leadership

Written by: Renée LeMoine Photo by: V&V “After completing a leadership assessment, I became aware of my preferred leadership style, and found it to be rather useful information for improving communication between my staff and me. Is there any research showing that certain types of leadership styles are more effective, or more preferred by employees?…

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Richard Pata: Head of the tough guys

Written by: Monika Mudranincová Photo: Vladimír Weiss He leads an intervention unit, the so-called “police above the police”, which is called in by the regular police in extreme situations, when the border between life and death is very narrow. Read for yourself how such a team is managed. You are the head of the intervention…

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Czech health care still ailing

Written by: Klára Smolová Photo: Tomáš Kubeš The Czech health care system is still in crisis. With accession to the EU rapidly approaching, total reform is inevitable – but health care providers must now dig in, hang on, and make plans for maintaining their market positions. MegamergersAlthough the pharmaceutical sector grew more slowly in 2002…

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ISSUE #87

Written by: John Letzing Sit back and surf The Gyromouse, from US firm Gyration, allows users to operate a wireless mouse from anywhere within a 12-meter range of the computer, just by squeezing a trigger, waving a hand through the air and clicking. Available at www.gyration.com for approximately CZK 2,400. Multi-entertainment box Archos has released…

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We bring you the news – log on!

Written by: Jasna Sýkorová The news goes hand in hand with your morning coffee. While newspapers and magazines have internet counterparts, there are also news reporting projects that don’t devastate our forests, producing news on the spot purely electronically. http://www.inews.cz A selection of news from Czech dailies and specialized magazines. The site is well arranged…

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Moira: extreme satisfaction

Written by: René Jakl Photo by: René Jakl For sports-oriented customers looking for functional underwear in the Czech Republic, Moira has become synonymous with quality and comfort in extreme weather conditions. ALTHOUGH ITS PRODUCTS were unknown until recently, during the nineties the Czech brand Moira did very well. What Electrolux is to vacuum cleaners and…

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Breaking down the barriers

Written by: Monika Mudranincová & Klára Smolová Many female foreigners supplement the ranks of women in the local business sphere, either as entrepreneurs or in leading managerial positions. Why did they decide to build their careers in this country, and what challenges did they face? THERE ARE MANY REASONS for the influx of successful female…

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EXCLUSIVE: Mobile CEOs trade punches

Written by: René Jakl, John Letzing, Philippe Riboton Photo by: V&V For the first time ever, The Prague Tribune brought the CEOs of all three mobile operators together for an exclusive round-table discussion. Karla Stephens (Oskar), Terrence Valeski (Eurotel) and Roland Mahler (T-Mobile) managed to hold a conversation that was good-natured and humorous – yet…

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ISSUE #87

Written by: Klára Smolová Photo: Aleš Vlachovský (1-6, 11-13), Věroslav Sixt (7-10), Beaujolais times two – 28.11.2002 Due to the NATO Summit many companies decided to push this year’s Beaujolais celebrations from the third Thursday to the fourth. Advertising agency Euro RSCG chose the traditional environment of Chez Marcel, so that guests could feel they…

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