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  • Anniversary Celebrations of the Birth of Charles IV

    Anniversary Celebrations of the Birth of Charles IV

    The Senate launched preparations for the celebrations of 700 years since the birth of the Czech King Charles IV. Representatives from the ranks of politicians and important public institutions commenced official preparations for the national anniversary in 2016. According to a current poll, 84% of Czech citizens desire honorable celebrations of this anniversary. Jan Hamáček, the President […]

    September 10, 2014 More
  • High level meeting on the 5th Anniversary of the Eastern Partnership

    High level meeting on the 5th Anniversary of the Eastern Partnership

    A meeting on the 5th Anniversary of the Eastern Partnership was held at Prague Castle on 24th and 25th April 2014. President of the Czech Republic, Miloš Zeman attended the summit along with the heads of states and top representatives of Eastern Partnership countries as well as several EU member states.

    September 10, 2014 More
  • Hana Machačová

    An interview with JUDr. Hana Machačová, Deputy General Director of Kooperativa insurance company

    What does the award of Manager of the Year mean to you? It is a prestigious competition and I really appreciate the title Manager of the Year for the area of insurance. And perhaps even more so because as one of three women I was selected for the TOP 10 Managers of the Year 2013. […]

    September 10, 2014 More
  • Ales Graf

    An Interview With Ing. Aleš Graf, MBA, Chairman of the Board, Centropol Holding a.s.

    Ing. Aleš Graf, MBA, is the Chairman of the Board and sole owner of the companies associated in Centropol Holding a.s. Among these is CENTROPOL ENERGY a.s., one of the largest alternative suppliers of energy. He was included among the top 72 best managers in the Czech Republic for the year 2013. Mr. Graf, you received […]

    September 10, 2014 More
  • Anna Šabatová

    An Interview with Anna Šabatová

    “I still consider it essential for people to know their rights and disallow their infringement.” Anna Šabatová, the Public Defender of Rights, was already active prior to 1989, having been involved with the dissent and one of the first signatories of Charter 77. She was also a member of the Committee for the Defense of […]

    September 10, 2014 More
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Hana Machačová

An interview with JUDr. Hana Machačová, Deputy General Director of Kooperativa insurance company

What does the award of Manager of the Year mean to you? It is a prestigious competition and I really appreciate the title Manager of the Year for the area of insurance. And perhaps even more so because as one of three women I was selected for the TOP 10 Managers of the Year 2013. […]

September 10, 2014 More
Ales Graf

An Interview With Ing. Aleš Graf, MBA, Chairman of the Board, Centropol Holding a.s.

Ing. Aleš Graf, MBA, is the Chairman of the Board and sole owner of the companies associated in Centropol Holding a.s. Among these is CENTROPOL ENERGY a.s., one of the largest alternative suppliers of energy. He was included among the top 72 best managers in the Czech Republic for the year 2013. Mr. Graf, you received […]

September 10, 2014 More

Contributors

BALANCE: The Business-Life Connection Part V

BALANCE: The Business-Life Connection Part V

Part V: “Inept” Student Wins Nobel Prize! “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Gandhi KEY CONCEPTS: It is critical that parents and educators pay attention to young children and the discovery of their fundamental Essence—that special thing that they do well and like to […]

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Gender Integration is taking momentum

Gender Integration is taking momentum

New trend of male leadership actively involved in promoting women. Shifts of perception and social behaviors take time. They also need champions who decide to re-examine what I call present state scenarios to envision ideal state possibilities. This is the case with gender integration and the advocacy from male leaders in the promotion, retention, and […]

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Business

Ales Graf

An Interview With Ing. Aleš Graf, MBA, Chairman of the Board, Centropol Holding a.s.

Ing. Aleš Graf, MBA, is the Chairman of the Board and sole owner of the companies associated in Centropol Holding a.s. Among these is CENTROPOL ENERGY a.s., one of the largest alternative suppliers of energy. He was included among the top 72 best managers in the Czech Republic for the year 2013. Mr. Graf, you received […]

September 10, 2014 More
Past, Present, and Future of Korean Hiphop and B-boying dance, Poppin' HyunJoon

Past, Present, and Future of Korean Hiphop and B-boying dance, Poppin’ HyunJoon

One of the most well-known first generation of the street dancers in Korea, Poppin’ HyunJoon and his wife AeRi Park won an award at “2014 Creative Brand Award”  which was held by Korea CEO summit and supervised by CICON on the 29th of May. The couple was awarded in “Culture contents business sector”  for their […]

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Politics

European stocks rise as elections wrap up

European stocks rise as elections wrap up

European stock markets moved higher Monday as election results rolled in from the European Union and Ukraine. Germany’s DAX index led the way with a 1.3% rise. Spain’s IBEX gained 1.2%, while France’s CAC 40 added 0.8%. The euro recovered from earlier declines against the dollar.

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Banned! 7 things you won't find in China

Banned! 7 things you won’t find in China

Change is afoot in China. Its leaders have promised a decisive role for markets in the huge economy, and recently lifted a 14-year ban on games consoles. But in many areas, there’s still a long way to go.

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Culture

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Concerts of Prague Philharmonia in the season

In the 2014–2015 season the PKF – Prague Philharmonia will reinforce the ongoing success of its traditional selection of concerts, welcome a Prague Spring winner, and deliver two new recordings

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Prague Philgarmonia celebrates its 20th anniversary

The PKF – Prague Philharmonia celebrates its 20th anniversary this season, arranges an exquisite program, attracts such artists as Kate Royal, Isabelle Faust, and Mischa Maisky and bids farewell to its chief conductor

June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Science

This Man Imagined The Internet In 1895

This Man Imagined The Internet In 1895

The Internet is a whole lot older than we originally thought.According to a new book, titled “Cataloguing The World,” a little-known Belgian entrepreneur named Paul Otlet envisioned a world wide web well before the computer (and the actual World Wide Web) was invented.

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Look, no driver: Google's new car

Look, no driver: Google’s new car

Google has revealed a prototype of its latest driverless car — and this one doesn’t even have a steering wheel.The car will only have a stop and go button. No steering wheel. No pedals. 

May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Other Recent Posts

Hana Machačová

Rozhovor s JUDr. Hanou Machačovou, náměstkyní generálního ředitele v pojišťovně Kooperativa

Co pro Vás znamená ocenění v soutěži Manažer roku? Jedná se o prestižní soutěž, velmi si vážím titulu Manažer roku za oblast pojišťovnictví. A možná ještě více toho, že mě porotci jako jednu ze tří žen vybrali mezi TOP 10 manažerů za rok 2013. Vnímám to nejen jako ocenění mé práce, ale hlavně i jako ocenění […]

September 10, 2014 More
Ales Graf

Rozhovor s Ing. Alešem Grafem, MBA

Ing. Aleš Graf, MBA je předsedou představenstva a jediným majitelem společností sdružených v Centropol Holding a.s., mezi které patří i jeden z největších alternativních dodavatelů energií CENTROPOL ENERGY a.s. Za rok 2013 se zařadil mezi 72 nejlepších manažerů České republiky. Pane předsedo, obdržel jste ocenění jako Manažer roku 2013 v oblasti poskytování služeb pro podnikatele. Jak se teď […]

September 10, 2014 More
Anna Šabatová

Rozhovor s Annou Šabatovou

„Považuji za nutné, aby lidé znali o svá práva a nedovolovali jejich porušování.“   Veřejná ochránkyně práv Anna Šabatová byla aktivní již před listopadem 1989. Angažovala se v disentu a patřila k prvním signatářům Charty 77. Byla také členkou Výboru na obranu nespravedlivě stíhaných, jehož je spoluzakladatelkou. V éře samostatné republiky pak stála pět let v […]

September 10, 2014 More
Pavel Dungl

Rozhovor s Pavlem Dunglem

„Nemohu si dovolit šetřit na pacientech, přesto je zaklínadlem cost effectiveness.“ Přednosta ortopedické kliniky nemocnice Na Bulovce, profesor Pavel Dungl, patří k české lékařské špičce. Je nejenom uznávaným odborníkem, ale také vždy dobře naladěným sportovcem a mnohostranně založeným člověkem. Jaké je to vést jednu z nejuznávanějších českých klinik? A jak jsme na tom v Česku se sponzoringem nemocnic? […]

September 3, 2014 More
Pavel Dungl

An Interview with Pavel Dungl

“I can’t afford to save money on patients, still, the magic formula is cost effectiveness.” Professor Pavel Dungl, the Head of the Orthopedic Clinic of the Hospital Na Bulovce, belongs to top Czech medical professionals. Not only is his a renowned specialist, he’s also a sportsman with seemingly always good mood and a man with […]

September 3, 2014 More
The Foundation of the Czech Business Club in the United Arab Emirates

The Foundation of the Czech Business Club in the United Arab Emirates

Those members of the Czech business community living in the United Arab Emirates met at the Emirates Golf Club on May 28, 2014 to found the Czech Business Club. Among others, the Czech Republic‘s Ambassador to the UAE, Ing. Jaroslav Ludva, was present at the program, which included the election of a President. The proposed […]

August 26, 2014 More
Pavel Foubik

Rozhovor s Pavlem Foubíkem

„Peníze dokáže vydělat spousta lidí, ale je to jen jeden z mnoha předpokladů úspěchu.“ Úspěšný podnikatel, spoluzakladatel značky BRUDRA a historicky první prezidentem Czech Business Clubu ve Spojených arabských emirátech v rozhovoru o svých začátcích i o tom, co je cílem první platformy k setkávání podnikatelů v Dubaji. Pane doktore, nemohu jinak než začít aktualitou.  Na konci května jste […]

August 25, 2014 More