Blog from the road

The American Dream

The American Dream

October 28, 2015

Los Angeles, USA

Oren Koules is the founder and former president of Evolution Entertainment, the producer of the Saw film series and the television show Two and a Half Men. He was also the co-owner and CEO of the Tampa Bay Lightning, the NHL club. He married the wonderful Shereen whom I also had an opportunity to meet … Continue reading The American Dream

The Ice Hockey Legend

The Ice Hockey Legend

October 12, 2015

Prague, Czech Republic

Dominik Hašek is an ice hockey legend — Olympic gold medalist, two-time Stanley Cup champion, and the goaltender with the highest career save percentage of all time (0.922). Nowadays, he runs a premium soft drink business named Smarty. It is always a unique experience to meet somebody whom you’ve admired your whole life. I had … Continue reading The Ice Hockey Legend

The Happy Parisian

The Happy Parisian

October 8, 2015

Paris, France

Yannick Le Corvec ruins the stereotype of French people as unfriendly from the first moment. He greets you with a broad smile and positive energy surrounds him like an aura. This 53-year-old owner of two restaurants in Paris knows how to enjoy life. Yannick worked in telecommunications for many years. When he was 43, he … Continue reading The Happy Parisian

Lessons Learned in France

Lessons Learned in France

October 5, 2015

Paris, France

French are not hospitable, they say. French are not the kindest people, they say. French don’t like English speakers, they say. And they are right. But let’s dig deeper into it. When I met my French pilots, they asked me what I am doing. I explained the richhiking concept. They both looked surprised and replied … Continue reading Lessons Learned in France

Day 5 – Instant Buddies

Day 5 – Instant Buddies

October 2, 2015

Bratislava, Slovakia

Vladimir Budiac is a bankruptcy lawyer and businessman. With his economic background, he has focused his attention on bankruptcy and the recovery of companies for more than 15 years. It is his personal mission to help people during the hardest times of their business. He is a proud father of three children and his true … Continue reading Day 5 – Instant Buddies

Day 3 & 4 – The Wise Woman

Day 3 & 4 – The Wise Woman

September 28, 2015

Prague, Czech Republic

Marta Slanska is a woman with an unbelievable life story. She is a daughter of Rudolf Slansky, general secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, who was sentenced to death at a show trial in 1952. Her life under the totalitarian regime until 1989 was very difficult and her father’s history stigmatized her family. She … Continue reading Day 3 & 4 – The Wise Woman