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#12 September notes

I don't know about you, but when we write our notes, we always realize how quickly the next month has gone by.

I hope you were successful.

Ours was packed and that's why we traditionally bring you an overview of the most important, inspiring.

And we did not forget the two big news that we are preparing at the end.

Enjoy reading ;)


1) Team meeting in St. Jure

We start, perhaps surprisingly, with a "success", which is not from the category of product news or the launch of large campaigns.

We have been working remotely since the very beginning. But we are even more pleased with personal meetings, which are very rare for us. And that's why we met the whole team together with our halves on the last weekend of September in St. Jura.

We spent beautiful moments together with wine and great food, came up with new ideas, and also played a company quiz.

Since it will soon be five years since we have been working on our vision, it was our "five-year" quiz full of fun and interesting questions.

And while we're at it, we'll soon play it together with you ;)

2) Our CEO Ivan in Forbes 30 under 30

Already in May, we informed that our CEO Ivan Zaťek was selected for the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 list.

It brings thirty inspiring Slovaks every year.

Similar awards are gratifying, but they oblige us all the more to do business with even more value and for you!

Thank you for your continued support because without it this award wouldn't even exist!

3) We split our Instagram account.

A year after we proceeded to change our identity at madebythe: we went through another minor change. Instagram.

The last few months have been richer in products than we expected, which also meant a lot of communication from Journals, Poustrov to the cozy project.

Your reactions have always been very encouraging. But there were also opinions as to whether it was a little too much. And that in such a flood of content you don't have time to follow the really important things.

Since we don't want to overwhelm you with content, we decided to bring you valuable content on two profiles instead of one Instagram.

👉 @zurnal_madebythe

👉 @poustr_madebythe
Each of the profiles will thus get more space for valuable content.

Journalist about our method, personal development, or clearing your head.

We will also add information from the production process and ethical sourcing of suppliers.

On the Poustrovsky In addition to the new collections, we will also present interesting things from our cozy, mountain, porter theme, and Tatra cottages project.

In connection with the huts, we are planning a big news with our friends from Hikemates.

More about that below in the notes ;)

Also in these notes I bring you a selection of everything that caught our attention:

📚Book: How no to plan things: 66 ways to screw it up (you can find it here in Brota )

📰 Article: You aren't lazy. You're just overstimulated (Medium)
📱 App : Tab Snooze (Chrome extension, with which you can close a tab in the browser and open it only after a time set by you)

We have two big campaigns coming up this month.

I'll start with the most important one.

After we sold out the last Semester, we started preparing new versions of Journals for 2022 .

And not only that!

This year we are celebrating the five-year anniversary when we came up with the idea to create an honest Slovak Journal in the SKØG cafe in Brno.

Naturally, this deserves more than just an upgrade of the current version of the Semester and Yearbook.

And we don't just stop at product news.

We will tell you more about everything in the following weeks.

We will start this week.


When we sold out the most popular collection of Poustra Tatra cottages last summer, we knew we would return to these iconic places.

And not only through new graphics.

We put our heads together with our friends from Hikemates and naturally a new project was born.

In the second half of October you "we will say the unsaid".

Follow our Poustr profile and you will soon find out what we have been working on intensively for the past 6 months.


Our regular notes are at the end.

Don't forget to let us know how you liked them, or which of the novelties you are looking forward to the most.

And if you have
 tips for books or podcasts, send them to us as a reply to this email.

We are keeping our fingers crossed for you with the new challenges that await you.

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