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An Interview with Anna Šabatová

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 the Unjustly Prosecuted, which she co-founded. more >>
 

Things to Think About - If you believe everything you read, better not read

Unfortunately, many of us tend to surrender ourselves to the words of others, especially if they are printed, or on the Internet, without questioning the source, the data, the possible motivation of the author and their own biases. more >>
 

Interview with Petr Sýkora, one of the founders of Dobry Andel in Czech Republic

In 2011, Petr Sýkora and Jan Černý decided to establish the GOOD ANGEL endowment fund  because they realized that in addition to personal and physical pain, an oncological or other illness brings about serious financial worries.  As a result, one of the parents has to give up work to take care ... more >>
 

18th Forum 2000 Conference - Register now!

The 18th annual Forum 2000 Conference titled “Democracy and Its Discontents: A Quarter-Century After the Iron Curtain and Tiananmen,” will be held October 12–15, 2014 in Prague and other Central European cities. more >>
 

Things to Think About - It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves

What wonderful words which help us understand how it is that one acquires what I feel is one of the most important traits for success in life and in business: Mental Toughness. more >>
 

Forum 2000’s guests this year will include Mikhail Gorbachev, Ales Byalyatski, and Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves

The 18th annual Forum 2000 conference, called Democracy and Its Discontents: a Quarter-Century After the Iron Curtain and Tiananmen is taking place from 12 to 15 October in Prague and in other Central European cities, including Budapest, Krakow, and Košice. more >>
 

Interview with Pavel Foubík - President of the Czech Business Club in the United Arab Emirates

A successful businessman, co-founder of the BRUDRA brand and the first President of the Czech Business Club in the United Arab Emirates, in an interview concerning his beginnings as well as the goals of the first platform for meetings of Czech businessmen in Dubai. more >>
 

Things to Think About - We don't see things as they are. We see things as we are

Understanding this simple quote can do wonders for raising the level of one’s self-awareness. Contemplating it cannot only shift a perspective, but it can reveal a self-limiting bias. more >>
 

Ambassadors without diplomatic passport - Radka Dohnalová

Radka Dohnalová a successful Czech leader who gained their education and professional experience abroad and then they returned because they want to make a difference to their homeland from within represent another category that fits into the ambassadors without a diplomatic passport framework. more >>
 

Listening from the heart, listening from the future: Awakening female leadership

Listening is important.  How  we listen and what we habitually listen for shapes our perception of reality, our world view, the paradigm in which we operate and are given by. In other words, our listening shapes our consciousness, happiness, and the world around us. more >>
 

How hard it is, sometimes, to trust the evidence of one's senses! How reluctantly the mind consents to reality.

How many times have you experienced someone who held a point of view so intransigently that they simply refused to accept any input which was contrary to their position? more >>
 

Things to Think About - The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, ...

“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, who strives valiantly; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause.  Who at best, knows the triumphs of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring ... more >>
 

Interview with international leadership coach Pepper de Callier - Common Sense Wisdom Volume III

Columnist, author and internationally respected authority on leadership Pepper de Callier has recently released a new book, Common Sense Wisdom Volume III: The Physics of Life , completing a trilogy on leadership and personal development. more >>
 

Interview with Andrej Babiš “It bothers me that careerists are beginning to infiltrate among us”

Dealing with Andrej Babiš is short, matter-of-fact, unambiguous and with a clear outcome. Actually, he already announced that it’s possible to run the state like a company during the campaign for preliminary elections. What else is needed to do this? What types of people does he select for his ... more >>
 

Things to Think About - Our greatest freedom is the freedom to choose our attitude

For so many of us, this is the only thing we need to really understand about life.  Dr. Frankl told us that there is precious little that we have control over in life—maybe only one thing—and that is how we react to our circumstances and what attitude we choose with which to meet the ups and ... more >>
 

Maestro José Miguel Maschietto finds inspiration and a home in Prague

José Miguel Maschietto, a 30 year-old pianist and composer from Italy who started learning the piano at the tender age of three, has found a new home in Prague – a city that has both inspired him and embraced him. more >>
 

Inspiration for Every Day

The most interesting thing about inspirations is that they can come both from substantial impulses from renowned opinion gurus guiding you in all your life, as well as in the form of tiny nuances from relatively anonymous, yet interesting, persons influencing your ordinary day. more >>
 

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. more >>
 

Things to Think About - Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear

In my work with the Aspen Institute Prague and Vodafone’s Odyssey Program, I spend a lot of time with young leaders.  Our discussions are generally about various issues relating to values-based leadership, but we often also talk about their careers and the role of intelligent risk-taking in ... more >>
 

An interview with Antonín Prachař, the Minister of Transport

I would be pleased if people remembered me as the minister during whose term in office the normal, stable era in transportation constructions began once again. more >>
 
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