Monthly Archives: October 2005

Vendula Mráčková: Business lessons begin early

Written by: Monika Mudranincová Photo by: Vojtěch Vlk Junior Achievement (JA) is the oldest and most widespread non-profit educational organization in the world. We spoke with the executive director of the Czech branch about the group’s goal of developing a knowledge of business and trade in youth. You are engaged in educating children in economics,…

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ISSUE #117

Written by: Klára Smolová Photo: Věroslav Sixt, Aleš Vlachovský Amex and away – 30.08.2005 Hergetova Cihelna was the setting Jan Brázda chose to say farewell to American Express, a company for which he had been the face for several years in the Czech Republic. Live music and well-prepared cocktails attracted a lot of high-profile business…

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Milan Uhde: A new beginning

Written by: Monika Mudranincová Photo: tomáš kubeš We remember one of the most exposed politicians of the ‘90s mainly as the culture minister and chairman of the parliament, whose credo is “be yourself and be responsible.” His dissatisfaction and frustration with the smugness of ODS, which culminated in 1996, led him to defect to the…

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Written by: Monika Mudranincová PEOPLE UP Photo Petr Poliak Gabriel Eichler The president of Grisoft sold 65% of this Czech company to Intel Capital and Enterprise Investors. At 1.2 billion crowns, the sale represents the biggest acquisition in the Czech IT market. Grisoft expects 575 million crowns turnover this year. Photo archiv Martin Dvořák With…

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Sex and the city

Written by: Philippe Riboton YOU DON’T NEED binoculars those days to notice that Prague is slowly but surely becoming – among other things – a sex destination. Want proof? Just walk down Wenceslas square any evening of the week. When nighttime comes and the top retail shops have closed, another business wakes up and a…

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