Monthly Archives: September 2005

Aromi: Raising the bar

Written by: Klára Smolová Photo: Dorothea Bylica What has made a new Italian eatery in Vinohrady “the place to be seen” for Prague’s business community practically overnight? For one thing, it’s got the most authentic Italian cuisine this city has ever seen. Riccardo Lucque At first glance, the reasons for Aromi’s fast fame are elusive.…

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The Bacchus Report: Austria’s bet on quality

Written by: Libor ŠevčíkWith the support of state institutions Austrian vintners are asserting themselves in the international field more and more. Consumers in the Czech Republic can now see this for themselves. The attack on the Czech market was being prepared long before the Czech Republic’s EU accession. photo: www.isifa.com For a few years it…

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An oasis of fragile values

Written by: Štěpánka Strouhalová Photo by: Věroslav Sixt Petr Vaďura In their fresh originality, the artistic activities of designer Petr Vaďura are happily heading along the invisible strings of fate towards the ideal world of aesthetics. VAĎURA’S TREK through life proves how powerful hidden talent is. During socialism’s harshest period, he studied French at the…

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Contesting tenders

Written by: Halka Jaklová Photo by: René Jakl Have you taken part in a public procurement tender that you thought wasn’t conducted lawfully? In such cases, Law No. 40/2004 Coll., on public procurements, offers you several ways to remedy the matter. If you feel that the principal’s violation could cause or caused you damage, the…

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Your leadership index

Written by: Renée LeMoine Photo by: Vojtěch Vlk “Summer vacation has given me time to unwind and relax. Now that I am back at work, I want to jump in with a fresh start by tackling new challenges, energizing the team, and capturing new clients. Your leadership abilities flow from who you are as a…

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Olga Dvořáková: Making a market for modern art

Written by: Monika Mudranincová Photo by: Vojtěch Vlk Olga Dvořáková (34), the owner and curator of Gallery Art Factory, has made her mark in the art business, where fierce competition and the unrelenting dictate of money rule. Read how she did it. For the third year you are organizing the Sculpture Grande project, an exhibition…

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Creating a deeper manager pool

Written by: Jason Hovet Photo by: Luminum Only a few years ago, coaching was a word most often associated with sport. However, it is gradually becoming another essential tool in corporate management development kits. Companies are betting that, along with specially-tailored development programs and even MBAs, this is the way to groom – and hold…

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ISSUE #116

Written by: Todd F. Shaw Case study One & Co developed the Media Center PC in collaboration with Microsoft, to define a new paradigm for computer hardware in the home. The product is optimized for loading media or connecting peripherals, as well as watching TV, gaming, or reviewing music and image libraries. Taking cues from…

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Escape the rat race

Written by: Jiří Vašek When you ride a bicycle, you see lots of things that would otherwise escape you in more rapid transportation. Combined with the benefits of exercise, that’s a good reason why more and more people are riding bikes. Luckily, the internet can advise biking fans from novice riders to serious cross-country trekkers.…

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Selling in volume

Written by: Jason Hovet Photo: Luminum Dana Ledvinová When it came to creating a catchy company name, the owners of Levné knihy got straight to the point. Its brand (Cheap Books) speaks for itself, and its target is any literate Czech. JAN MAIVALD has moved a long way from selling inexpensive books out of a…

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