Monthly Archives: January 2004

Blowing the whistle

Written by: Renée LeMoine Photo by: V&V “As a local buyer for a professional services firm, it is very disenchanting to discover that our international director is often accepting gifts such as complimentary air tickets from a supplier for his biased selection of their services. As the Czech Republic is often singled out for engaging…

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Milan Knížák: “I’ve always been a leader.”

Written by: Monika Mudranincová Photo: Vojtěch Vlk Career highlights 1977 received the Jiří Kolář award 1990-97 rector of the Academy of Fine Arts (AVU) in Prague 1992 received the Grand Prix for drawing at the Fifth International Triennial in Wroclaw, Poland since 1997 professor at AVU, head of the intermedia creations studio 1997 received the…

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The logistical advantage

Written by: Petr Vykoukal Photo: Petr Poliak In the coming months, great changes are in store for the transport and logistics industry. Transformations will be driven mainly by the expansion of the EU, and they will result in not only greater opportunities, but fiercer competition as well. IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS the most important…

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ISSUE #98

Written by: John Letzing Big iMac Designed to be the digital centerpiece of your home, the iMac’s amazing new 20-inch (1680 x 1050) widescreen can display more than two full pages of text and graphics. The new iMac offers 1.25 GHz G4 processors, speedy 333 MHz DDR memory, and an 80 GB hard disk that…

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Scoring high profits

Written by: Kateřina Zapletňuková Photo by: Jan Vágner Aleš Laušman The Sportisimo sign appeared on the Czech market for the first time just three years ago – but the retail sportswear chain is already one of the three local leaders.   LIKE MANY athletes, Aleš Laušman faced the question of what to do with his…

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Entrepreneurs with vision

Written by: Monika Mudranincová, Klára Smolová, Kateřina Zapletňuková, Petr Vykoukal Photo by: Petr Poliak, Vojtěch Vlk Golden Czech hands are said to be just a myth. Maybe not quite. Here are five “ordinary” entrepreneurs who succeeded with their “ordinary” inventions, not only on the Czech, but also on international markets. They all share the common…

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Václav Malý: True to his own conscience

Written by: Anita Lišková & Klára Smolová Photo by: Petr Poliak A life in numbers 1950 born on 21 September in Prague 1969 – 1976 studied at the Litoměřice Theological Seminary of Sts. Cyril and Methodius 1977 signed Charter 77 in February 1978 became a member of the Committee for the Protection of the Unjustly…

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ISSUE #98

Written by: Klára Smolová Photo: Věroslav Sixt, Aleš Vlachovský, Tomáš Kubeš Thank you! – 10.12.2003 During its existence the JWA agency has organized many events for its clients. This time the Christmas “disco” party in Joshua Tree was their own to thank their employees and faithful clients. Ton Kemp (left), partner, Linklaters, Jozef Baník (middle),…

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Jiří Dienstbier: Ambassador with a mission

Written by: Monika Mudranincová Photo: Andrea Horská Fourteen years after Jiří Dienstbier (66) became the first post-totalitarian Czechoslovak foreign affairs minister, he still has lots to do. He lectures at international conferences, teaches at Charles University, writes books and articles, and frequently comments on foreign affairs for the media. AFTER 1968, when the invasion by…

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UP&DOWN

UP&DOWN Written by: Monika Mudranincová PEOPLE UP Photo: Jan Vágner Jiří Komorous The chief of the National Drug Headquarters led his team in the recent arrest of drug mafia bosses, whose business extended from Prague throughout Europe. The squad confiscated a record amount of drugs – a quarter ton of heroin and 19 kg of…

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