Monthly Archives: November 2003

Dual elements

Written by: Štěpánka Strouhalová Photo by: Věroslav Sixt Petr Urbánek, the legal representative of Europolis Invest, loves clean and open spaces. Along with air and water, this was the dominant inspiration for aesthetics in the new Danube House business complex. Interior architect Jana Lehotská combined airy space with the physical presence of water, which provides…

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Benefits of public auction

Written by: René Jakl Photo by: Věroslav Sixt How can you recover a debt that a court has already recognized as your due – perhaps you have a lien, for example, as collateral – but the debtor is unwilling to pay? Until 2000 there existed only the possibility of court enforcement of a decision based…

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Vision follows leadership

Written by: Renée LeMoine Photo by: V&V “Our agency is changing its direction and targeting more growth oriented companies, so we are searching for novel messages to convey our vision. Don’t put the cart before the horse. While the message is important, the messenger should be your first focal priority. In this case, the novelty…

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Ivan Douda: A positive manipulator

Written by: Monika Mudranincová Photo: Vladimír Weiss In 1991 Ivan Douda co-founded the Drop In center, where he is now director and chief psychologist. His answers here offer a glimpse into an organization whose employees face stress, aggression, and ingratitude, and where only the most dedicated last. With twelve years of hindsight, what would you…

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Mobile commmunications: cashing in on new services

Written by: Petr Vykoukal EUROTEL REMAINS the leading mobile operator, with its four million customers amounting to more than those of its parent fixed-line operator, Český Telecom. T-Mobile is the second largest, with 3.6 million customers, while the youngest competitor, Oskar, has further reinforced its position, with 1.3 million. The entire market thus grew by…

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ISSUE #96

Written by: John Letzing The future of networking Samsung’s new SGH-Z100 is a UMTS handset that boasts tri-band GSM connectivity, GPRS Class 8, MMS, WAP 1.2.1, and J2ME. It also comes with an integrated digital camera and camcorder, and streams audio/visual on a 20-bit TFT color display. Price to be announced. Thinking affordable IBM has…

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Virtual realty

Written by: Jiří Vašek Searching for a new flat or house can be time-consuming and frustrating. Trips across town during lunch or on weekends often end in disappointment, and comparison-shopping is nearly impossible. Or is it? Well-designed realty web sites are making the market more user-friendly than ever. http://www.byty.cz This is one of the oldest…

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Emco: pre-packaged success

Written by: Kateřina Zapletňuková Photo by: Jan Vágner Zdeněk Jahoda About 10 years ago Emco introduced a Czech name for cornflakes – now the company holds 35% of the local market. IN THE BEGINNING of the 1990s, Zdeněk Jahoda didn’t have a lot of money to start the import business he wanted to. But where…

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Dagmar Pecková & Karel Poborský: The varied paths to glory

Written by: Anita Lišková & Klára Smolová Photo by: Vojtěch Vlk We invited a world-famous mezzo-soprano and a top national soccer player to get together, thinking their backgrounds would provide interesting differences of values and ideas. In fact, the conversation glittered with wit rather than conflicting opinions. You have both lived or are still living…

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Ladislav Špaček: The afterlife of an image-maker

Written by: Monika Mudranincová Photo: David Holas Until 1989 Ladislav Špaček (54), an expert on Czech history and literature, worked as a teacher. His knowledge of languages, his cultivated appearance and velvet voice helped him become a media personality. After 1990 he was in every household, on television – first as anchorman for the news…

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