In this latest episode of #heartofpoland our host, Patrick Ney, sat down with Daniel Tilles from the @NotesfromPoland blog to talk about his life in Poland. Daniel talks about the explosion of interest in Poland in recent years and his life as an Assistant Professor of History at the Pedagogical University of Krakow.
Growing up the son of a famous saxofonist has certainly not hurt Aleksander Milwiw-Baron, known simply by his surname, Baron. His rock band Afromental has been on the Polish music scene for years but he's catapulted to national fame in the top music programme 'Voice of Poland.'
Adam Zamoyski is one of the most well known authors on Poland. The son of Polish aristocrats who were forced to flee Poland and live in Britain during the war, his personal story reflects that of Poland’s. His books, including the bestseller ‘Poland’ have been read all around the world. In this episode of #heartofpoland Adam talks about his life and work and his view on Polish history.
America matters to Poland. Home to so many of the Polish diaspora, during the long years of communism America was a shining beacon of freedom, opulence and opportunity. Dorota Dąbrowska, Managing Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland, grew up in Texas, but from the moment she visited Poland as a 10-year old, she was hooked. When many in Poland wanted to escape the country, she was determined to move to it. A chance meeting gave her the opportunity to do just that and she's never looked back.Find out about Americans in Poland and the role of the American Chamber of Commerce in this interview, conducted by our host Patrick Ney.
Julia Szopa studied Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence before embarking on a global career in tech start ups. As CEO of Startup Poland, Julia works to help build Poland's growing tech startup scene. Poland's economy is growing fast. Tech entrepreneurs from outside Poland are taking notice. In this episode of Heart of Poland, Julia describes her personal journey into the exciting startup ecosystem and how Startup Poland has helped shape the country's understanding and attitude to business. Along the way she describes the unique business qualities Poles have - and some of the challenges of doing business in Poland.
Michael Dembinski is one of thousands of children of Polish exiles who grew up in London in the 1950s. His mother had survived the Siberian gulags. His father had fought in the Warsaw Uprising. His parents, like thousands of other Poles, had to rebuild their lives in a foreign land. If they went back to Poland - they faced arrest, imprisonment or worse.In this episode of the #heartofpoland show, our host Patrick Ney talks to Michael about his experiences growing up in the UK and then returning to Poland with his parents for the first time. His deep connection to the country of his parents brought him back to Poland in 1997 where he currently works as the Chief Advisor to the British Polish Chamber of Commerce and as a blogger and media commentator.