The State and Information Technologies

The State and Information Technologies

State investments into information technologies are usually considered overpriced and often accompanied by corruption scandals. But that’s only a part of the truth. There are more problems. Their requests usually lack quality specifications based on accurately described and more effective processes for data flow. The pilot phase is underestimated for testing the functionality of the […]

11/02/2014 | 0 Comments More
Public Institutions and Technology in Europe: Quality Check

Public Institutions and Technology in Europe: Quality Check

The quality of public institutions is very important to the economic competitiveness of a country. The Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 from The World Economic Forum, lists several factors that hinder the strength and quality of public institutions, and ultimately impose significant economic costs to businesses and slow the process of economic development. These factors include […]

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Jonathan Wootliff: Gender equality time to shatter the glass ceiling

Jonathan Wootliff: Gender equality time to shatter the glass ceiling

We’ve come to expect movie ratings to tell us whether a film contains nudity, sex, profanity or violence.  Now cinemas in Sweden are introducing a new rating to highlight gender bias.  To get an A rating, a movie must pass the so-called Bechdel test, which means it must have at least two named female characters […]

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The war of communication

The war of communication

Anger is a bad counselor. This is true, especially in interpersonal communication. Under the pressure of anger, stress, anxiety and nervousness, we completely change our verbal and nonverbal communication. Our otherwise reasonable thinking and distinguished manner disappears and one can change to a roaring monster, completely out of control. It is natural. Every living organism […]

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A fresh look at an old dilemma- Gender Integration is about Complementarity

A fresh look at an old dilemma- Gender Integration is about Complementarity

I might sound like a broken record, so bear with me and hear me out. If you have been reading current trends as they relate to the new world economic order, workforce issues continue to come up as one of the top three main topics keeping you “awake”. Finding, retaining and promoting talent that will […]

17/01/2014 | 0 Comments More
BALANCE: The Business-Life Connection  Part II

BALANCE: The Business-Life Connection Part II

Part II: Redefining Success “Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.” Winston Churchill KEY CONCEPTS: Arianna Huffington, founder and President of the world-famous, free, online newspaper, The Huntington Post, has committed to globalizing a new platform that she has developed for redefining success. She calls it the Third Metric. She asserts that the […]

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With Art Against the Economic Crisis?

With Art Against the Economic Crisis?

FIAC  (international trade fair of contemporary art), the largest art fair in the world, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. „I don’t want to disappoint you, but there will soon be a serious and long-term crisis of contemporary art. I don’t know when it will come, whether tomorrow or in ten years, but the the […]

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Sanjiv Suri

INSPIRING HAPPINESS – an inside job

“I was knocking at the door of happiness all my life. When the door opened, I realized that I was knocking from the inside.” RUMI Happiness has historically been either short lived or elusive & at least so it was for me till I realized that it is a state of the mind that comes from ‘Sharing & Giving‘ although […]

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Who and what is the International Institute for Advanced System Analysis?

Who and what is the International Institute for Advanced System Analysis?

IIASA was founded in 1972 and is based in Laxenburg, near Vienna. In order to see, and therefore better understand the reasons for its formation, as well as perceive its thematic development, we must go back nearly half a century. 1972 was a year that was rich in events that will be long remembered in […]

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The New Civil Code and Act on Commercial Corporations

The New Civil Code and Act on Commercial Corporations

The Czech legal system will obtain a new private law basis as at 1 January 2014 when the new Civic Code, denoted as 89/2012 Coll., is to replace the previous Civic Code stemming from as far as 1964. The former Code was updated and developed by many amendments and supplemented by more specialized acts and […]

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muntean

Why I love autumn – about leadership, transformation and the spring in sight

Bio: Cristina Muntean is a professional communications advisor, media trainer and coach. She has more than 12 years’ experience in the Czech, Romanian and international media. In August 2010 Cristina founded Media Education CEE, a Prague-based premium PR advisory and training agency. Her clients are top managers, diplomats and public officials who aim to make […]

23/12/2013 | 0 Comments More
Where Do We Go?

Where Do We Go?

Warren Buffet, the famous and successful American investor, said regarding crises, “Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” So how are we swimming in our Czech tide? The state policy in the area of business support, revitalization of the economic growth and competitiveness in the long term, more resembles […]

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Digital Services or Broadband - Europe's Dilemma?

Digital Services or Broadband – Europe’s Dilemma?

In October 2011, the European Commission presented a detailed plan to significantly improve the trans-European infrastructures. The so-called “Connecting Europe Facility” is one of the most innovative funding programmes of the EU’s next financial period 2014-2020. The core idea behind was to complete the missing links in Europe’s energy, transport and digital core infrastructure. More […]

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BALANCE: the business-life connection Part I

BALANCE: the business-life connection Part I

Part I: The Ultimate Question! KEY CONCEPTS:  We all must answer the Ultimate Question to live a life of fulfillment. Long-term fulfillment can be achieved by following your Life Purpose. Most of us have an inkling of our Life Purpose at a young age; however, if our inclinations do not point in the direction of what Western Society considers a […]

21/11/2013 | 0 Comments More
muntean

The end of the Media World as we know it and what to do about it

When I entered the Faculty of Journalism at the University of Bucharest in June 2000, a whole world was just about to begin. The promise of free journalism in a country that was still licking its wounds 10 years after the fall of communism sounded like heavenly music to my teenage ears. Our professors, some of whom were working in the […]

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