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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Fear, Fear

Fear, Fear

This morning I thought about how fast our sense of being threatened had changed over a few decades. This is true not only for the experts and mankind as such, but we are all beginning to feel it. From the 1950’s, the whole planet was under a threat of nuclear and hydrogen bombs and nuclear […]

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Let’s wake up Europe before it’s too late!

Let’s wake up Europe before it’s too late!

Europe’s future is at risk. Future competitive edge, economic empowerment, digital innovation across Europe, as well as the career development opportunities, earnings, and job security of Europe’s next generation are all at risk. Our youth is no longer competing at the national level, and not even at the European Union level. Just like our economy, […]

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How to get public investment from the stalemate?

How to get public investment from the stalemate?

The Czech economy has encountered a considerable decrease in public investment during recent years; only in the sphere of transport infrastructure it was about 25% between 2008 and 2013. Also private sphere considerably reduced its orders. Demand for construction of residential estates declined during the same period by about 40%. Preparation of new infrastructure projects, […]

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Is your brand ‘super-califragilistic-expialidocious’?

Is your brand ‘super-califragilistic-expialidocious’?

If your brand was extraordinarily good or wonderful, you’d hear Mary Poppins* say this so hard-to-pronounce word. Is your brand worth the effort? You may be able to answer this question after reading this article. br In general, brands are promises. A brand connects people to what you do and promises experience. Most people think […]

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We are before a second Cold War?

We are before a second Cold War?

In writing today about the main current political crises is risky at first glance and it is not just because there is a haze of propaganda and tremendous amount of published comment. Especially this is valid, when I am going to write for the magazine, which comes out in two weeks. In addition, the deadline […]

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INDIA  - Historic Heritage Part II

INDIA – Historic Heritage Part II

The area between Agra, with the Taj Mahal, Rajasthan with its Maharaja palaces and the city of Amritsar in the north, with the Golden Temple complex in the state of Punjab, is considered the imaginary golden triangle of historic monuments. This is only a short list of the tremendous cultural heritage present today in India. […]

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Sanjiv Suri

Wheter you believe you can or you believe you cannot – you are right

I always dreamt of travelling across the villages of India on a bicycle or in a way that would put me in touch with the lives of the ordinary people. Unni Karunakara, the Worldwide President of Medicins Sans Frontiers, who was just about to finish his 3 year term in September last year and make […]

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Day X+3

Day X+3

Big Brother peeked at me again. I fight my irresistible desire to purchase technological toys again and again. The last time it was an iPad mini. Tiny, beautiful and I don’t really need it, but who could resist a bite off the apple. I started downloading whatever anyone suggested into it or what I found […]

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muntean

Journalism’s impossible dilemmas

Flipping through my Amazon wish list I stumbled upon a book I wanted to read ever since I was a reporter. The Journalist and the Murderer is a 1990 study by Janet Malcolm on the ethics of journalism. It describes at length the tricky dynamics between a reporter and a source during their interaction. And […]

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Dare to dream and dream big!

Dare to dream and dream big!

One of the greatest pleasures in life is doing what other people say you cannot do. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean breaking or bending the rules. There comes a time in the life of most people when the challenges seem overwhelming. You’ve suffered one setback after another and you seriously think about throwing in the […]

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The Assertiveness is not the weakness

The Assertiveness is not the weakness

Many people think that assertive communication means retreat. Actually, the opposite is true and if you properly use assertive communication, success is almost assured. Assertiveness is not aggressive, but working sensitively with a counterpart. Unlike manipulation or aggressiveness and superiority, assertiveness respects others. Briefly, it’s the art of saying NO, explaining one’s own opinions and […]

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Human trafficking

Human trafficking

BUSINESSES MUST ACT TO STOP SLAVERY Surely few things can be worse for a company or an industry than to be associated with human trafficking or slave labour. Sadly, this country is said to have one of the highest levels of slavery in Europe, which means that there are Czech businesses connected in some way […]

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Parliament overreacted on 2030 targets

Parliament overreacted on 2030 targets

The European parliament’s position on 2030 framework for climate and energy policies has been voted in Strasbourg at the beginning of February. Related to the opinions of some left-wing colleagues, I am here bringing some very bad news. The European Parliament surrendered to the flow of green idealism. Unfortunately, the majority of the MEPs pushed […]

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