Monthly Archives: April 2004

Employing foreigners in the CR

Written by: Halka Jaklová Photo by: René Jakl If you’re a foreigner and want to work in this country, or if you’re an employer who wants to hire an employee from abroad, you must meet the conditions set forth by law. Otherwise you’ll expose yourself to the risk of problems with the Czech authorities, which…

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Cultivating leaders

Written by: Renée LeMoine Photo by: Vojtěch Vlk “Next year’s corporate goals include doubling our sales. Currently, we are revamping our offer, measuring success resulting from previous advertising campaigns, and building up our team. International consulting firms have understood for years that applying the “up or out” formula for developing competent and loyal partners is…

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Vito Mollica: A gourmet with a magician’s touch

Written by: Monika Mudranincová Photo: Vojtěch Vlk With an Italian temperament and a passionate love for his work, Vito Mollica (33) has already reached the peak of his field. This sought-after chef worked hard to train his team in accord with his taste. When you came to Prague in 2000 you said that the Allegro…

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Fleet management – increasing competition

Written by: Jason Hovet Photo by: Petr Poliak Jaromír Hájek         Martin Linhart         Philip Aarsman It can be quite difficult for a company to choose what car to stock in its fleet – not to mention the wide array of financing options. But for leasing and fleet management…

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ISSUE #101

Written by: Todd F. Shaw Mirror, mirror Recently showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Philips new MiraVision is a versatile 17-, 20, or 30-inch LCD display integrated into a mirror. Ideal for non-traditional viewing spaces, the refined TV screen can be placed on the wall as a centerpiece. It also allows connectivity…

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The well-versed expert

Written by: Jiří VašekCan’t keep up with modern technology? Wondering if you should buy a digital camera now, or wait a few months for the next generation? Perhaps paradoxically, the internet can provide some guidance. http://www.zive.cz This site covers the whole spectrum of information technologies, including mobile networks. Under the term “udělátka” you will find…

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The best route to success

Written by: Kateřina Zapletňuková Photo by: Jan Vágner Karel Kršák & Bohumil Háj A spare-time activity turned into a lucrative business for four friends who combined luck, foresight, and sound planning. Their firm has become invaluable to bikers and explorers throughout Europe.   KAREL KRŠÁK AND BOHUMIL HÁJ had a hobby – orienteering – a…

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Manufacturing prosperity

Written by: David Creighton & Jason Hovet Photo: Benoit Decout, Petr Poliak, Vojtěch Vlk Masatake Enomoto & Ichiro Chiba Photo: Vojtěch Vlk Central location. Skilled workforce. Low costs. These phrases are music to investors – and a combination that has worked well for the Czech car industry. But as a second wave of investment rolls…

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Jan Kraus: “No one is going to disparage me!”

Written by: Monika Mudranincová & Klára Smolová Photo by: Vojtěch Vlk Deified and despised. An intelligent, quick-witted and witty artist who became a tribune of the nation. He brushes aside the current establishment, and tries to bring political satire to life. And people listen. You’ve been an actor, a playwright, a director, a moderator, and…

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ISSUE #101

Written by: Klára Smolová Photo: Věroslav Sixt, Aleš Vlachovský, Tomáš Kubeš The lion roars – 6.3.2004 The Czech Film and Television Academy (ČFTA) held its traditional award ceremony for the best Czech films, actors and actresses. In attendance were anyone who means anything in the world of showbusiness – including, of course, those who invest…

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