Dear Czech friends: I apologise for our Brexit

Monday, June 27

Dear Czech friends: I apologise for our Brexit

"This is an event like the fall of the Wall." That's what my friend Marco wrote to me about Brexit.  The fall of the Wall was a great thing.

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Open letter to Mr. Martin Janeček, General Director of the Czech Tax Office

Thursday, February 11

Open letter to Mr. Martin Janeček, General Director of the Czech Tax Office

Dear Mr. Janeček,

I didn't know your name a few months ago, but now it seems that you want us all to know you. You have been addressing us through the media. So I suppose you will be happy if a citizen addresses you back through the media too. I see that you belong to the young generation. You are only 36 years old, so I congratulate you on your rapid rise to this position, where you have influence over every business in the Czech Republic.

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The ethics of working for Andrej Babiš

Monday, January 25

The ethics of working for Andrej Babiš

The ethics of working for Andrej Babiš

"I don't know how they sleep at night", my friend said, "What are they thinking of?"

We were having lunch and as usual talking about politics. He is a well known person in the marketing communications industry; as are the the two guys he was referring to, who are both working as consultants to Babiš. I readily agreed with him.

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Babis is increasing the workload for all SMEs. Let’s send him the invoice

Wednesday, December 09

Babis is increasing the workload for all SMEs. Let’s send him the invoice

In just four weeks' time, the invoice-matching tax system takes effect. Until Erik Best discussed this in his recent Final Word, I was not aware that it was starting so soon.

Were you aware of it? And if you are running a small or medium sized business, have you considered how much this is going to cost you?

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Agency of the Year? - Just abolish it!

Tuesday, June 09

Agency of the Year? - Just abolish it!

The Agency of the Year presentation, due to be held at PIAF, was cancelled at the last minute. This prompted a lot of hand-wringing, and was one of the reasons cited by Martin Štěpánek as a reason for Lion Group (Publicis) to withdraw from AKA. He has only been in the job a year and the Agency of the Year has been a problem virtually since its inception in the mid 90's.

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