Interview with Alexandra Brabcová

Interview with Alexandra Brabcová

This part of the series Ambassadors without a Diplomatic Passport focuses on persons who often significantly contribute to the success of talks among official representatives of States – people who draft background papers, engage in preparatory negotiations or interpret at the meetings. These men and women are not in the focus of photographers and TV […]

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Interview with Michal Zahrádka, Managing Director, Schunk Praha

Interview with Michal Zahrádka, Managing Director, Schunk Praha

“Schunk belongs to its employees, and this is a very effective method.” Michal Zahrádka leads technology company Schunk in the Czech Republic, which focuses mainly on carbon, graphite and tribology. Michal has worked well in the field of security, and he even built an international team of experts for the prevention and detection of economic […]

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Interview with Jan Hamáček, Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies

Interview with Jan Hamáček, Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies

“Unfortunately, it does not look as though we have yet reached the end of the crisis in Ukraine, but hopefully we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.” The Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies John Hamáček will head the lower house of the chamber for one year. Is he still devoted […]

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Interview with Daniel Kurucz, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Czech Railways

Interview with Daniel Kurucz, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Czech Railways

“Why should you travel by train? Just give it a chance…” Daniel Kurucz , chairman of the board of directors and CEO of Czech Railways, began his managerial career in the 1990‘s. He worked in many multinational enterprises e.g. Japanese Fujifilm, Carborundum, Swedish Engineering company Sandvik AB, and in Agrofert Holding. He also led companies […]

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Rozhovor s Ivanou Zemanovou

Rozhovor s Ivanou Zemanovou

„Nemám ráda označení “první dáma” a ani se za ni nepovažuji.“ Manželka prezidenta republiky Ivana Zemanová nedávno založila Nadační fond a starat se chce zejména o ohrožené děti. Co bude považovat za úspěch nadace a jak vlastně vzniká její program? Ivana Zemanová v rozhovoru také říká, že se nenechává ovlivnit názory lidí, se kterými se […]

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Interviewing Do's and Disasters

Interviewing Do’s and Disasters

One of the first critical steps in building your business is hiring employees. Yet interviewing job candidates is often ineffective and, worse, presents abundant potential for costly mistakes and missed opportunities. Interviewing itself is far from foolproof.

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Interview with Ivana Zemanová

Interview with Ivana Zemanová

“I don’t like the term ‘First Lady’ nor do I consider myself one.” The wife of the President of the Czech Republic, Ivana Zemanová, was the recent founder of a Foundation Fund, organized mostly to care for children in need. What would she consider a success for the foundation and how is the program created? […]

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Interview with president of Businesseurope Emma Marcegaglia

Interview with president of Businesseurope Emma Marcegaglia

Ms President, you have taken over BUSINESSEUROPE presidency in the time when first signs of economic recovery showed up. Do you think Europe is out of the worst already? The overall picture presented by European Commission in its forecast early November broadly corresponds to what we observed in BUSINESSEUROPE’s Autumn Economic Outlook. We are clearly […]

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An interview with Adam Leščišin, CEE Regional Director of EMONEY GROUP

An interview with Adam Leščišin, CEE Regional Director of EMONEY GROUP

We are commited to our clients’ success Adam Leščišin worked for more than 15 years at various management levels of GE Capital. He built and directed strategic group projects in areas of outsourcing, credit risk, fraud prevention and anti-money laundering. He built and led international executive teams, streamlined processes and managed technology operations in regulated banking […]

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An interview with Jan Bárta

An interview with Jan Bárta

The following series of “Ambassadors Without Diplomatic Passport” will continue to feature personalities who made ​​the Czech Republic famous abroad, as well as having an interesting perspective on current events in the Czech Republic. The first representative is Jan Bárta, a miner and an art director during the communist regime; after the fall of communism, […]

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An interview with Jaroslav Ďuriš, CEO, Prague Public Transport Company

An interview with Jaroslav Ďuriš, CEO, Prague Public Transport Company

“It is very often necessary to combine both feelings and rational approach; I am trying to listen to both heart and mind.” Jaroslav Ďuriš is the CEO of the Prague Public Transport Company (DPP), the most important public transport provider in the Czech Republic. He knows the DPP very well as he worked here between […]

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An interview with Tomáš Sedláček

An interview with Tomáš Sedláček

I first knew Tomas Sedlacek from his time at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University. During his student years he supported himself by delivering newspapers and working in the nonprofit sector. His first ‘full-time’ job was as economic advisor to the former president, Vaclav Havel. Subsequently, he worked as a counselor to the […]

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An interview with Nikos Balamotis

An interview with Nikos Balamotis

Another personality from the series Ambassadors Without A Diplomatic Passport is Nikos Balamotis, a managing partner in QED GROUP Company, facilitator, lecturer and coach with more than 20 years of experience in retail and business.  I chose Nikos from two reasons.  First, I wanted to pay tribute to all Czech entrepreneurs successful on foreign markets […]

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Interview with Božena Jirků, Executive Director, Charta 77 Foundation

Interview with Božena Jirků, Executive Director, Charta 77 Foundation

„I’m the White Crow of the non-profit sector. I spread optimism.“ Whether it be the BARRIERS Account, the MÍŠA Account or Islands of Life, Božena Jirků’s name is permanently attached to charitable activities and their development in the Czech Republic. The Executive Director of Charta 77 Foundation maintains that, even after more than twenty years, […]

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An interview with H.E. Eduard W.V.M. Hoeks, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Prague

An interview with H.E. Eduard W.V.M. Hoeks, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Prague

“Building personal relationships is still a very important aspect of business in the Czech republic” 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 Europe. Since the 5th of […]

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