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Prague College Master Speaker Series: Karel Krejci

Prague College, one of the Czech Republic's leading private universities, is delighted to announce the start of its regular series of ‘Master Speaker’ events, the first of which will be held on Wednesday, 28 th February, and will host Mr. Karel Krejci as its Master Speaker. more >>
 

Things to Think About - Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both

In this time of rising populism, this quote from Benjamin Franklin is a sobering reminder that freedom and liberty should never be taken for granted and they require daily vigilance on the part of us all, individually and collectively. more >>
 

Things to Think About - Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky

Thich Nhat Hanh is the Zen Master who Reverend Martin Luther King referred to as an “Apostle of Peace”.  One of the things I like about this quote is its relevance and clarity in both good times and bad.  Think about it for a moment. more >>
 

Things to Think About - Brave men are all vertebrates

I can’t read this quote without thinking about the brave people who quietly, and through their actions support others, especially if those “others” don’t look like them as opposed to the “crustaceans” in society who are afraid to accept what Vaclav Havel called “the otherness of others” and ... more >>
 

Things to Think About - The Paradox of Our Age

This poem from His Holiness the Dalai Lama is such wonderful food for thought about the times in which we live that I wanted to share it with you. more >>
 

Things to Think About - Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength

Eric Hoffer was a 20 th century American philosopher and writer. After losing both parents at an early age, he drifted as a migrant worker following the harvests around California, and later became a labourer on the docks of San Francisco. more >>
 

Things to Think About - Some today pretend to be talking in the name of the people, but they are just ventriloquists

The President of France may be young and lack a depth of experience in certain areas, but he sure knows how to call out the duplicity of some political leaders today. more >>
 

Music & Leadership - Empowering Global Leadership For The New Millennia

Music & Leadership is proud to announce its release of the first book titled ‘Music & Leadership - Empowering Global Leadership For The New Millennia’ authored by Bibi Pelić. The book presents a groundbreaking perspective in redefining leadership of the 21st century. more >>
 

Things to Think About - In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable

This quote is a great reminder of the value of discipline.  Yes, the plan that you made might fall apart in the heat of battle, but the time and effort you devoted to creating it taught you so much about the elements of it, that your knowledge and experience can now trigger very valuable, ... more >>
 

Things to Think About - Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to achieve it

What an interesting perspective on success and how to evaluate it.  Like so much of what the Dalai Lama says, it’s subtle and simple, but profound.  Stop and think about it for a moment and what it says about someone. more >>
 

Things to Think About - Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin

I just love quotes that cause you to nod your head in agreement, or that send a chill up your back because they speak an uncomfortable truth that really resonates.  This quote does both for me and every time I feel like putting something off that I know I should be doing, it comes back to haunt... more >>
 

Fact: Over 40% of the companies that were at the top of the Fortune 500 in 2000 were no longer there in 2010

For some reason, this statistic never ceases to amaze me, because of what it says about the consequences of failing to adapt to changing circumstances. Today, more than ever, leaders need to embrace, not be intimidated by, creative destruction and market disruption. more >>
 

Velvet Divorce was 25 years ago

The split of Czechoslovakia into the Czech Republic and Slovakia took place Jan. 1, 1993, in what has been called the Velvet Divorce. Next year also marks 100 years since the establishment of Czechoslovakia, and the breakup, as a result, isn’t getting much attention, although it has had a ... more >>
 

Things to Think About - You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great

As a young professional, I admired Zig Ziglar’s down-to-earth approach to life and his witty turn-of-phrase that got one’s attention.  Many people want to be great at something but become quickly overwhelmed when they face what it actually means. more >>
 

Things to Think About - As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a well-used life brings happy death

In more than fifty years of collecting quotes, this is the only one I have that deals with the end of life.   I had reservations about including it my column, but I will never forget the impact it had on me when I read it more than forty years ago, and that is why I included it. more >>
 

Things to Think About - You can’t have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic

I love quotes that derive their power from the clarity, directness, brevity, and resonance of their message.  This one sure ticks all the boxes.  We all have dreams, but the question is what are we willing to do in order to achieve those dreams? more >>
 

Things to Think About - The happiest people tackle the most difficult problems. Don't take it easy; find purpose and meaning

What a wonderful way to put happiness into perspective.  Think about it for a moment, what professor Kanter is talking about is deriving happiness from demonstrating competence—competence in dealing with significant challenges in life. more >>
 

Things to Think About - The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable ...

I had to think about this for a moment before its meaning came to me.  For me, Emerson’s words are, in fact, an eloquent recipe for happiness.  To seek happiness for itself is a fool’s errand and one that will end in tears. more >>
 

Things to Think About - Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor

For many years I have written about, spoken to groups about, personally dealt with, and coached people through various types of failure. When one is in the middle of dealing with a failure it is extremely difficult to realize its key role in success and to imagine any possible outcomes that are ... more >>
 

UNYP hosts third annual TEDxUNYP in November

The University of New York in Prague and the UNYP Student Council are bringing back the high-profile TEDx event to UNYP on Saturday, November 11th. Following last year’s success with speakers such as Yemi A.D., Victoria Velvet and Jan Mühlfeit, TEDx is returning back to the University of New ... more >>
 
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