Monthly Archives: December 2003

Wrecking the company car

Written by: René Jakl Photo by: Věroslav Sixt Various types of legal responsibility can be involved if you have a traffic accident. If you’re on a business trip, however, a labor-law issue also comes into play; one concerning the relationship between employee and employer. This issue is governed by the Labor Code, and it can…

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Getting above the clouds

Written by: Renée LeMoine Photo by: V&V “We often get information about how to be a better manager or leader, but what about other “unspoken” tactics for becoming a CEO? Most of us played “king of the mountain” games when we were children, and learned valuable lessons from those experiences – such as the fact…

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Karel Berousek: “I rule with an iron fist”

Written by: Monika Mudranincová Photo: Vojtěch Vlk The Berousek Circus is already the seventh generation of a huge family, celebrated for its outstanding artistic performances and legendary bear taming. From jugglers who entertained royalty in castles they have become professionals in every respect. The Nestor of the family firm says that the circus game is…

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The price of luxury

Written by: Klára Smolová, Tamina Quinto-Penková Photo: Petr Poliak When luxury brand names like Herme`s, Louis Vuitton, and Escada landed on the local market five years ago, some said it was just the beginning. But did the fashion invasion actually happen? ACCORDING TO world-wide research into the most expensive streets worldwide, conducted by the real…

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CURRENT ISSUE

Written by: John Letzing Never miss a show Panasonic’s DMR-50, a unique DVD-recorder featuring an 80-gig hard disc, allows up to 106 hours of programming to be recorded. Videos (MPEG2-MPEG4) and photos (JPEG/TIFF) can be stored or played back via the SD/PC card plug-in, and camcorder recordings can easily be recorded to the hard disk,…

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Santa’s on the web

Written by: Jiří VašekIf you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet and don’t want to become ensnarled by crowds in overflowing shops, don’t despair. The internet is there for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It can also help you save up to 15% off listed prices – just click on the…

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Paper, pencils and steady profits

Written by: Klára Smolová Photo by: Jan Vágner Martin Leitgeb & Arnošt Brož You will see its trucks with their blue, dignified logo anywhere in the Czech Republic. This is the company’s tenth year of fluid development, crowned by the construction of its own office and warehouse center in Letňany.   THE HISTORY OF ACTIVA,…

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The Slovak connection

Written by: Monika Mudranincová & Jiří Vašek Photo by: Martin Marenčín & Vojtěch Vlk The past year or so has seen several leading Czech managers taking high-profile assignments in Slovakia. What’s behind this trend of exporting managerial know-how? Eva Laiferová THERE ARE HISTORICAL precedents for labor migrations between the two countries. Throughout the existence of…

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Petr Kratochvíl – He likes to make waves

Written by: Monika Mudranincová Photo by: David Holas A life in numbers 1951 born in Brno on 23 July 1974 – 1978 acted in the Ypsilon theater in Liberec 1979 joined Jiří Srnec’s Black Theater and emigrated to Austria 1980 moved to the US 1985-1987 served as artistic director of the Caldwell theater in Florida…

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CURRENT ISSUE

Written by: Klára Smolová Photo: Věroslav Sixt, Aleš Vlachovský Haunted Karlštejn – 01.11.2003 Restaurateur Nils Jebens loves to entertain guests. The first Saturday in November he organized a Halloween Golf Tournament at Karlštejn, with mandatory fancy dress. In the evening the “ghosts” met for a dinner party at Cihelna. Robert Hessenberger (left), general director, West…

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