27 April

2012

Century of the Self

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Century of the Self

In the past three weeks I’ve had loads of talks and lectures around our country (mainly in universities). The topic was “Your money or your life?” or why do we work for money if we could work, live and make money at the same time? The more I study the reasons the more I see [...]

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14 April

2012

Nine Examples of Freedom@Work

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Nine Examples of Freedom@Work

Here, in the Czech republic, we have been working on evangelizing freedom at work quite ferociously in the past year or so. Since our first kick-off conference there have been a series of monthly workshops in Prague named Setkavani ke svobode. People from freedom based companies from all over the Czech republic and Slovakia have [...]

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1 December

2011

Zappos culture

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Zappos culture

  Zappos has been an inspiration on how to organize and get the work done without doubt. This is a cool peek into their CULT-ure. Enjoy!

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19 September

2011

Svoboda NaZivo 10-11-11, Prague

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Svoboda NaZivo 10-11-11, Prague

It has been just over twenty years after the communist dictatorships all over Central and Eastern Europe collapsed. Since then the society as a whole has achieved previously unprecedented levels of liberties. For some reason the liberation never really entered the corporate world. An average business today still runs on the same principles like the [...]

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23 August

2011

Children follow… and not only them

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Children follow... and not only them

It is often like a slap into my face to observe my two little kids do what I do. Just look at Valerie (see the photo below). As I find myself  staring at a computer screen a lot, for her a computer has been a magnet. If I ask what she does, she says: “I [...]

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14 July

2011

“Why” and “How ” Companies

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"Why" and "How " Companies

We are all born into what I would call a “world of why”. Children aged 3-6 can ask this question reportedly up 400 times a day. If you’ve got them close by, listen to them. “Why?” is a great question! It may be the most important question in life. It enables one to plumb the [...]

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10 June

2011

Where have the women gone?

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Where have the women gone?

John Gottman mentions quite an interesting study in one his books And Baby Makes Three. Gottman’s research work is based, to a large extent, on looking into and understanding the differences between men and women. Therefore, the aim of this particular study was to determine whether any differences between both sexes can be actually observed [...]

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2 June

2011

Maverick!, Happiness & Freedom Inc.

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Maverick!, Happiness & Freedom Inc.

Coming from the Czech republic, ex-authoritarian society, the concept of freedom is still misunderstood by many. It feels like back in 1989 we were released from a gigantic jail house. Living in a command and control society we had no need nor chance to learn the concept of responsibility and thus freedom. Twenty years later, [...]

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25 May

2011

Top 21 Ideas of The Worldblu Live 2011

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Top 21 Ideas of The Worldblu Live 2011

It has been a while since I started speaking and writing about freedom at work back home in Central Europe. And doing that it would have been impossible not to bump into Traci Fenton of Worldblu whith whom we seem to share the passion. Last week I spent two great days listening to countless examples [...]

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22 May

2011

18 observations from Zappos

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18 observations from Zappos

God knows where it all started!? Perhaps Maverick! and Semco opened the door of freedom at work for me. Then a friend of mine sent me a link to a youtube video about some weird company that pays its people to leave. That was actually my first encounter with Zappos. I loved it! About a [...]

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