2.3.2015

Czech The Trends 'War, Inflation, Fat Cats and Other Economic Issues'

The Ambassador of the Czech Republic hosted a discussion evening with Mr Pavel Kohout, economist, writer and the author of 'The Devil’s Dictionary of Economics & Finance'



The CBCC members were invited for a discussion evening held at the Czech Embassy on 19 March 2015 at 6.00pm followed by a cocktail reception.

CZECH THE TRENDS is a series of economic discussions given by outstanding personalities who are specialists in their field. The series encompasses topics including, but not confined to, economic, financial market, business, trade and technological developments in the Czech Republic, the EU and on the international scene.  

Pavel Kohout (born 1967) is a Czech economist and financial writer. He originally wanted to be a game developer; however, when he wrote a stock market speculation game in 1992 he was inadvertently drawn into the world of finance. In 2007 he co-founded Partners Financial Services and sits on its board. Previous to that, he worked for several corporations including INGand PPF. In 2009 he was appointed to the Czech government’s National Economic Advisory Board where he served until 2013.

Pavel is well known in the Czech Republic due to the series of articles and the popular books he has written. His recent books include Dramas and Farces of Economics (2011) co-written with the playwright and writer of the same name, Pavel Kohout; Finance Beyond the Crisis (three editions, 2009-2011); Investment strategy for the Third Millenium (seven editions, 1999-2013) and; Tobias and the World of Finance: Financial Literacy for Kids (a textbook to be published in 2015).Being formed by two decades in finance, Pavel Kohout enjoys sarcastic humour. So his most recent book The Devil’s Dictionary of Economics & Finance, published in late 2014, is a richly illustrated book which allows City bankers to laugh at academic economists, academics to laugh at bankers and the general public to laugh at finance across the board. Plus, as a bonus, the reader learns useful things such as how to prevent wars, how to profit from inflation and what to do about fat cats.




22.4.2018
CBCC member interview - Oliver Geidt, Manager, Corporate Intelligence, KPMG

On being passionate about Central and Eastern Europe, his views on and predictions about Brexit, reasons for joining the CBCC and so much more…
More here

28.3.2018
CBCC member interview - Ing. Martin Stranak, professional translator and interpreter

On his freelancer’s career, challenges and opportunities of his profession, spending time with John McCain in the US Senate, reasons for being a ‘lone wolf’, taking multitasking to a new level, and so much more…
More here

10.2.2018
CBCC member interview – Zdenek Kudr, CEO and Founder, Bohem Brewery Ltd.

On his peculiar journey to beer making, aspirations and goals in the UK beer market, no-nonsense attitude to competition, the importance of forming the right team to succeed, and so much more…
More here

28.1.2018
CBCC member interview - Ondrej Klapka, Sales Account Manager, ICA Digital

On his professional DJ and organising activities, change of career, working with and building communities through events, giving back and so much more…
More here

16.1.2018
CBCC member interview - Jan Horak, Partner, Bohemian Craft Ltd.

On his adventures beyond the Polar Circle, acquiring passion for wood, tough beginnings, combining business and pleasure, and so much more…
More here

More news