I go where others fear to tread

This was the credo of Ivan Hadzhiberov, patriarch of Bulgarian industry By Dorothea Nikolova On a hot summer day in the early 20th century a group of smartly dressed English gentlemen, led by the entrepreneur Tom Normanton from Brookside Mills, near Manchester, turned up at the factory of Ivan Hadzhiberov in Gabrovo to check out

THE BRAND Differentiator

Corporate Social Responsibility is more than a tick box in your strategy. By Irina Velkova We are fortunate to live in times when ethical investments, sustainable development and purposeful finance are high on the agenda of companies and investors. The United Nations principles for responsible investments are at the heart of all business discussions nowadays,

From San Francisco to Thracian crafts

A combination of curiosity and deep roots have enabled Peter Kopralev to go far By Asen Nedyalkov Peter Kopralev went to the USA nearly two decades ago just like that, out of pure curiosity. At the time he had a well-functioning interior design and custom furniture business in Bulgaria. He participated in a Young Entrepreneur

The five principles of ecological labour market relations

The labour market could learn a lot from the ecosystem By Kapka Stoykova Everything is screaming shortage and crisis. Employers say that there are not enough motivated and skilled candidates, and the candidates say there are not enough jobs. It is possible with political action that this situation is going to change… one day. However,

Diving into virtual reality

Businesses, schools and universities are benefitting from cutting edge immersive technology. By Asen NedyalkovР Dr. Ani Atanasova PhD, MSc is CEO and co-founder of Pixelhunters and has a multi-faceted background in science, culture and management. She is a Li-Fi expert who specialises in the field of Quantum and Optoelectronics, having worked on several patented EU

Focused on the outcome

From Sofia to New York, Lubo Sergeev’s conceptual photography is known all over the world They call him “one of the best Bulgarian photographers” and we have no intention of arguing. Interview by Aneta Nedyalkova Lubo Sergeev is the founder and owner of Studio Sergeev (sergeevstudio.com) and has over 18 years’ experience in advertising, retouching

Knowing Our Digital Selves

Veselin Popov explains how he and his colleagues from Cambridge University use digital prints to build psychological profiles and discusses drawing the fine line between technology and manipulation. By Ana Klissarska The work of this young man sounds like something out of science fiction yet the technology is already outstripping our imagination. What until yesterday