Czech Change : CR Becomes A Climate Leader

Czech Change : CR Becomes A Climate Leader

Politics can be more unpredictable that the weather, as Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek clearly demonstrated at the recent UN climate change summit in New York.  In contrast to the country’s relative invisibility at such previous high level international gatherings, the Czech Republic attracted positive attention and significant praise for its unequivocal commitment to combatting global […]

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State Service Act at Last?

State Service Act at Last?

The Czech State Service Act (“služební zákon” or also “zákon o státní službě” in Czech), No. 218/2002 Coll., aimed at governing the position, service relations and remuneration of state officials had been adopted as early as 2002 but has never come to power so far, having been repeatedly postponed by subsequent amendments. Now it seems, […]

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How to survive the age of intelligence?

How to survive the age of intelligence?

Today is not an age of information (what is information anyway and what are just bytes?), neither is it the age of the digital highway (they are usually blind alleys), or even the age of knowledge (everything can be found on Google), it is the age of intelligence. The Stone Age did not end because […]

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MindMaze

MindMaze

On a quiet night in Prague just last week, a group of American students gingerly exited the metro and proceeded down an empty street towards a tall, abandoned building. In the darkness, there was no suggestion of what may be hidden behind the doors except for a small sign that stated: MindMaze – The Escape […]

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A trend that cannot be ignored

A trend that cannot be ignored

As I was doing research for my book about four years ago, I ran into a very interesting piece of data, industrialized countries were showing a trend of zero population growth or what many call “zero population replacement”. I looked in a little deeper and as I did so, I realized this issue was going […]

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BALANCE: The Business-Life Connection Part VI

BALANCE: The Business-Life Connection Part VI

Part VI: Why You Hate Work! “Work without love is slavery.” — Mother Teresa KEY CONCEPTS:  Employee Engagement also known as Employment Enjoyment is by far the biggest lever in creating a fine-tuned, efficient and highly profitable enterprise. It produces the Triple Win, often called the People, Planet, Profit Model, wherein employees, the company and […]

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Are we wasting time on social media?

Are we wasting time on social media?

We are living through a technological revolution and the rise of social media has not only changed how we communicate and interact with one another but it has also changed how we all view the world. Access to information has become instant and when a major news event takes place, people get to hear about […]

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Sanjiv Suri

Letting  go. . .

A  couple  of  years  ago,  I  started  on  this journey that I will share with you. Things were happening in my life that I was not able to control. There were issues at work and issues with some friends, issues in the family and then finally it started to show on my health. I was to be hospitalized […]

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Seven Tactics Journalists Can Use to Manipulate You

…And how to deal with them like a star I admit. When I was a reporter at Czech Business Weekly and wanted my piece of news, I would do (almost) anything to get it. Never underestimate the perseverance of a journalist under time pressure, convinced that he’s representing the voice of masses that are entitled […]

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European Entrepreneurship: Don’t Forget to Scale Up

European Entrepreneurship: Don’t Forget to Scale Up

Today, entrepreneurs are tackling the global economy and not just the local market. They face unprecedented challenges and threats, as well as remarkable opportunities. Today, innovation and entrepreneurship are about being fast enough. These are just some key points to keep in mind when reading the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) new report “Fostering Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurship […]

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Gurus of new eating Part I.

Foods that protect us We all know, that the basis of good health and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is linked to our food. We know the best attitude in regards to food, is to eat less, but of a good quality, rather than larger quantities of cheaper quality food.  It is necessary to know the […]

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Panelists and moderators

European Leadership & Academic Institute event

The Oxbridge debate on the freedom of press was organized by the European Leadership & Academic Institute in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art and IHNED.CZ on Wednesday 23th of April. The main goal of the debate was to bring the topic that is controversial and for which it is not easy […]

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Jim Chang and Maureen Chang

Tri-Culture

My 14 years in the Czech Republic has made me aware of how important it is to get to know different cultures in today’s world. I have had the privilege of living in different places in Asia, US, and Europe both as an expat’s  life and working myself as well. When I first went to US from Taiwan 44 years ago, […]

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Sanjiv Suri

Grateful for the opportunity

A woman once went to Buddha and said  “I  want  Happiness“.  Buddha replied  “First  remove  the  ‘I’  –  that is  ego.  Then  remove  ‘want’  –  that is desire. See now you are left only with ‘Happiness’. I am realizing that it really can be as simple as that……and in this Newsletter I will share with […]

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India – Lifestyle, final Part III

The Indians love celebrations and a year in India is carried in the spirit of many celebrations and markets. Nearly every day there seems to be some social event that often stretches late into the night, where fasting and light feasting go hand in hand. Not only during celebrations but also in daily life, the […]

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