Monthly Archives: June 2003

Facets of luxury

Written by: René Jakl Photo by: René Jakl Fidelis Schlée in front of his portrait by Jadran Šetlík Heavy as marble, brilliantly Baroque, and laid out in right angles. The interior of publisher Fidelis Schlée’s office radiates luxury similar to that of Rolls Royces and Bentleys. And just as a burnished teak dashboard might hide…

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Nurture layoff survivors

Written by: Renée LeMoine Photo by: V&V “Our mother company is going through a process of reorganization and downsizing. Most of the employees in the Czech branch have survived the cuts, buy my staff is still shaken from the experience. Recent research shows that staff who survive layoffs suffer as much, if not more, trauma…

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Eva Kučková: Surgery is pure teamwork

Written by: Jasna Sýkorová Photo: Vladimír Weiss Eva Kučková, the right hand of well-known surgeon Pavel Pafko, is a “textbook” head nurse. She strikes a balance between the needs of patients, doctors, and other personnel, all the while strictly observing budgetary pressures. More than twenty years ago you started working as an ordinary nurse at…

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Leasing: diversity, growth and change

Written by: Petr Vykoukal (www.penize.cz) Photo: Petr Poliak Although there have long been predictions of saturation on the Czech leasing market, that is still far from the case. While the market grew only slightly last year, the first quarter of this year indicates that 2002’s limited growth has not yet become the rule. LAST YEAR’S…

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ISSUE #92

Written by: John Letzing Bulked up HP has released a new digital camera, the Photosmart 935 (a bulked up version of the 735), containing a lot of extras. Included are Pentax 3x optical zoom and 7x digital zoom, video and audio clip capability, and 64MB of SDRAM memory. Also features HP Instant Share for transmitting…

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Which way to Rome?

Written by: Jasna Sýkorová Mileage and route planners help us figure out which way and how far away our destination is. The Czech internet carries free applications and paid programs that can be used for car, bicycle, or river trips. http://www.skoda-auto.cz/routeplanner This rather widespread application from Škoda Auto will show you how to get to…

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The nuts and bolts of business

CASE STUDY > The nuts and bolts of business Written by: René Jakl Photo by: René Jakl Just like buying rolls from a local bakery or from the Odkolek franchise, in recent years people have gotten used to buying screws, hammers, saws, and drills at either a hardware store or at Břenda.   THE GOLDEN…

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Dual influence

Written by: Klára Smolová & Kateřina ZapletňukováWhat happens when two influential people team up in a relationship? How do they combine personal life with professional confidentiality? Why are such couples still a rarity in the Czech Republic? Some “powerful pairs” share their experience. Laws are lacking David Odráčka                     Photo: V&V problems RELATED to conflict of interests…

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Monika Pajerová vs. Petr Mach: To join or not to join?

Written by: Monika Mudranincová Photo by: V&V Not surprisingly, the opinions of Euro-optimist Monika Pajerová and Euro-skeptic Petr Mach about Czech accession to the EU are a study in contrasts. Their dual interview with The Prague Tribune simmered with arguments and invective. Mrs. Pajerová, what are your three basic reasons why the Czech Republic should…

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ISSUE #92

Written by: Klára Smolová Photo: Aleš Vlachovský, Věroslav Sixt Birthday bash – 29.04.2003 The famous Slovak film director Jural Jakubisko celebrated his 65th birthday. He invited guests (mainly showbiz cronies) for a screening of his re-discovered movie Zbehovia a pútnici, which was hidden in a communist safe. Afterwards, there was a big party in hotel…

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