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BALANCE: The Business-Life Connection Part IV: Give and You Shall Receive—Big Time!

Suffering ceases to be suffering once it finds a meaning. Being human always points, and is directed, to something or someone, other than oneself—be it a meaning to fulfill or another human being to encounter. The more one forgets himself—by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person ... more >>
 

Entrepreneur’s Manifesto

We planned and planned, and it didn’t always work out, but “mistakes” for us were “learnings,” and they were minor compared to our successes. It’s been a journey I will never forget. more >>
 

Life After College?! by James A. Cusumano

You’re a college student struggling to create your future, a future embraced with meaning, success, fun and fulfillment—been there, done that, and know the challenges and misgivings that come at that point in college life. However, I can assure you that tools exist to short-circuit what can be ... more >>
 

NCCC asks for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

The Netherlands-Czech Chamber of Commerce (NCCC – www.nlchamber.cz ) convened on one of their Corporate Responsibility Club´s (CRC) Afternoon Teas on the 25 th March. The Corporate Responsibility Club s runs several times a year since 2010 and aims to share experience and best practices among ... more >>
 

BALANCE: The Business-Life Connection Part III: What the World Needs Now—Feminine Energy?

Whether you consult the psychology, evolution or genetics literature, it becomes quite clear that each of us, male and female alike, carries with us from birth an intimate combination of masculine and feminine energies. more >>
 

BALANCE: The Business-Life Connection Part II: Redefining Success

I attended Deepak Chopra’s annual conference, “Sages & Scientists,” held in August at La Costa Resort & Spa, home to his Wellness Center in Southern California. It was my second year in attendance and both times it was an amazing experience. Deepak invites leading scientists and wise thinkers ... more >>
 

Hiring and Firing Your Way to Greatness by James A. Cusumano

Over the years of founding and leading the growth of public companies, I have experienced two critical factors for transitioning from a “good” to a “great” enterprise. After you and your team are very clear as to your company’s vision, mission, values and strategy, the first factor is hiring ... more >>
 

BALANCE: the business-life connection. Part I: The Ultimate Question!

It is often called the Ultimate Question. We all seek long-term personal fulfilment in both our personal and professional lives. And in doing so, we come face-to-face with this question, a question that has confronted humanity since the dawn of time, a question each and every one us must ... more >>
 

Negotiating Life by David Ferguson

I spent most of my career negotiating global agreements involving contracts, the purchase and sale of businesses, and labor agreements. My experience has encompassed most major countries in the world. more >>
 

Interview with Professor Dalibor Štys

The former minister in Jiří Rusnok’s government talks about the appointment of professors and support of science, as well as his personal ambitions. more >>
 

Building personal relationships is still a very important aspect of business in the Czech republic

An interview with H.E. Eduard W.V.M. Hoeks, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Prague - H.E. Ed W.V.M. Hoeks began his work for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1978 and was among others posted at the Embassies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Africa, Asia and Eastern ... more >>
 

Reader volumes are increasingly less related to quality

“It’s important for people to read. Reading develops a certain type of brain activity that is irreplaceable. Should it be replaced by television, it won’t be good for the development of the human brain,“ says the most translated living Czech writer – Ivan Klíma. He was born in Prague and during ... more >>
 

Common Sense Wisdom Videos: Inspiration for everyday life

Technology and touching the lives of others in positive ways are sometimes at odds with each other.  At least that’s what I used to think until a friend of mine, Tania LeMoigne, Google’s Country Director for the Czech Republic, told me otherwise.  “Pepper, the future is all about video! I like ... more >>
 

Gender Equality

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 ... more >>
 

What of Europe is Europe missing? (by Tomáš Sedláček)

The meaning of European integration has long been tied to the economics. This is to some degree understandable, but this betting had and has its price. And that price is that in the moment of the global economic recession comes the questioning of the importance of European integration, or in the... more >>
 

We need a Comprehensive change of the system

People need to get used to the fact that the government cannot be thrown out each two years just because there were 101 votes against it. more >>
 

An interview with Livia Klausová

Ing. Livia Klausová, CSc., an economist, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Slovakia and a former first lady in an interview for the Leaders Magazine. more >>
 

Interview with Ambassador Otto Jelinek

Otto Jelinek. Businessman, former figure skater, and successful politician who became the Canadian Ambassador to the Czech Republic just a few weeks ago. more >>
 

Ambassadors without diplomatic passport - Pavel Telička

Pavel Telička graduated from the Law Faculty of the Charles University and, in 1989, joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. At the beginning, he devoted himself to international public law, followed by private international law and then to issues related to the problems of European Communities.... more >>
 

Ambassadors without diplomatic passport - Vladimíra Glatzová

Vladimíra Glatzová is one of the founding partners of the Glatzová & Co law firm. In 2010, her firm was evaluated as being the top firm, according to Who’s Who Legal. In 2009, 2011 and 2012 it was evaluated as being the best Czech law firm, according to Chambers Europe. more >>
 
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