Talk show with John Nash
JŠK, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o.
Address: Malá Štupartská 6, Praha 1
Jan Antonín Baťa: Let's build a state for 40 million people
A unique talk show with John Nash, the grandson of J. A. Baťa and custodian of his archive, about the past but also the future
Did you know that:
By 1936, Baťa was recognised as the number one brand in the world for shoes and seventh for all other products it produced
Tomáš Baťa was going to run for president to succeed T. G. Masaryk (were it not for his tragic death)
Jan Baťa's organisation was preparing for the active defence of Czechoslovakia before the 1938 Munich betrayal
Jan Baťa's administration helped more than 1,000 Jewish employees emigrate from Czechoslovakia before the Holocaust, resettling them all over the world
Jan Baťa moved a mountain to create the town of Batov (now Otrokovice), which today has a population of more than 19,000
Jan Baťa financed and completed the Baťa canal connecting the Czech Republic with Slovakia more than 50 km in length with 13 or more locks
Baťa built agricultural cities in the jungle
Baťa relocated more than 150,000 European war refugees to Brazil after the Second World War
Among other questions, John will be asked:
How did his grandfather join the Baťa organisation in the first place
What were the terms under which Tomáš transferred the business to his half-brother Jan Antonín?
Why did Tomáš sell the business to his half-brother rather than leave it to his son?
Tomáš was the mayor of Zlín for many years. Did Jan Antonín also get involved in politics?
Why did Jan Antonín appear on the Allies' blacklist during the war? And how did he fight the collaboration allegations after the war?
What's the story behind the propaganda campaign against Jan Baťa during the war? Who was behind it?
What made the Baťa organisation so successful? What advice would Jan Antonín Baťa have for contemporary businesspeople?
After the tragic accident of Tomáš Baťa, what was Jan's attitude to flying? And aircraft manufacturing?
What would Jan Antonín probably advise as the key steps to a successful succession in their businesses?
Questions from the audience will be most welcome, too
↓ Watch the youtube video, where Roman Kramařík met John↓
Wednesday, 30 October 2019
18:00 - 19:00 Welcome drinks and networking
19:00 - 20:30 Talk show with John Nash, the grandson of J. A. Baťa and the custodian of his archive
20:30 - 21:30 Free discussion, networking
Minorite Monastery of St. James (Klášter minoritů Sv. Jakuba),
Malá Štupartská 6, Praha 1 Instructions on how to register