Vladimir Ruzicka Sr. is one of the brightest stars of Czech ice hockey. In 2000, he concluded his extremely successful career as a player, which had brought him an Olympic gold medal, the title of world champion, and the Stanley Cup.
"He doesn’t like journalists, he fights off TV reporters, he puts up great concerts and generally he does a lot of other things" – this is how Eugene Margulis is described by one of his friends.
It’s no longer so easy to impress the crowd with just ordinary paintings or sculptures. Show me something different. If you haven’t seen these seemingly impossible to create carvings on the graphite of a pencil yet, then right now you have a perfect chance to finally be impressed by something extraordinary.
The great Chilean novelist, Isabel Allende, once declared: "We all write our own life stories and it depends on us whether or not we create our own legend". This particular formulation from a prominent writer is very appropriate to the life story of Tim ‘Mac’ Macartney. Today, as an elderly Briton, he is a frequent guest at leading universities both in Europe and in the USA. He is welcomed at major forums, conferences and workshops on leadership. Directors of large companies consult with him regarding questions of management as do leaders of youth associations. However, before becoming one of the most sought-after British experts on the subject of leadership, he had to follow a personal journey full of ups and downs and even danger. Mr. Macartney shares his life story with the readers of Youth Time along with his practical advice on how to nurture the leader in each of us.