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The power of tech giants

15. 9. 2014

About a decade ago, people were very scornful of Microsoft and deliberately opted for products from other companies or for non-proprietary (1) software. The reason they did not like Microsoft was its pervasive (2) and abusive technology monopoly.

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Elements of Scottish nationalism

8. 9. 2014

Up to the 1950s, Scots had been very much pro-UK. The weakening of this attitude in Scotland is linked to Britain’s retreat (1) from empire, whose fruits Scotland enjoyed in a disproportionate way.

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Eurocrisis and the ECB’s response

30. 6. 2014

Some analysts consider the European Central Bank’s recent monetary easing, which involved negative rates on banks’ deposits at the ECB, a farce. These analysts have argued that the measures made use of illusionist tricks, but had very little real power to lift inflation from its dangerously low level.

Business Writing

Be Specific

30. 6. 2014

Be specific. Be concrete. By spelling things out you make it easier for people to understand. You are also more credible.

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The stupid things we argue about

23. 6. 2014

After some time together, couples tend to develop topics that they disagree on and argue about. Some of these are very common.

Business Writing

Less is more

23. 6. 2014

Avoid using multiple words when one will do. For some reason people seem to think they sound more intelligent, more authoritative, more ‘I don’t quite know what’, when they use more words and long sentences.

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True AI?

16. 6. 2014

A computer programme succeeded in convincing humans it was a 13-year-old boy in simulated conversations. This amounts to passing what is called the Turing test.

Business Writing

Check Your Meaning

16. 6. 2014

Carefully read what you have written to make sure your meaning is clear. I was just drafting the first sentence of this tip and I’m glad I checked it. My first draft was, ‘Read what you have written carefully to make sure your meaning is clear.’ A bit of confusion here!

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Corruption in Football

9. 6. 2014

Fifa’s president Sepp Blatter announced three years ago that Qatar was to host the football World Cup. Along with the Olympics, the Football World Cup is arguably the world’s most important sporting event. The decision was thus closely followed, causing wide uproar (1).

Business Writing

Cut it Out

9. 6. 2014

If you don’t need a word, remove it. If it doesn’t add anything to the meaning, get rid of it. Be ruthless. Often when we write more words, we make it harder for our reader to understand what we really want to say. Our meaning gets lost. When you edit your work (you do edit before you send, don’t you?), check for these things. Your readers will thank you for it.

Učebny jazykové školy Praha (9× v Praze na metru)

ANDĚL

Na Bělidle 28, Praha 5

BUDĚJOVICKÁ

Pacovská 31, Praha 4

DEJVICKÁ – Santinka

Nám. Na Santince 2, P 6

FLORENC

Ke Štvanici 4, Praha 8

HRADČANSKÁ

Badeniho 290/1, P 6

KOBYLISY

Trojská 46/8, Praha 8

NÁMĚSTÍ MÍRU

nám. Míru 15, Praha 2

NÁMĚSTÍ MÍRU

Slezská 1, Praha 2

VYSOČANSKÁ

Kolbenova 1, Praha 9

Kanceláře jazykové školy

náměstí Míru 15, 120 00 Praha 2
náměstí Na Santince 2, 160 00 Praha 6
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