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In Eastern Europe, make way for the Yeppies

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Christian Mandl, CEO of the budget airline SkyEurope, is 33 years old. (Courtesy of SkyEurope/CNS)

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Christian Mandl, CEO of the budget airline SkyEurope, is 33 years old. (Courtesy of SkyEurope/CNS)

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Vladimira Carroll, 27, works as a consultant at Deloitte in lower Manhattan. She said does not plan to return to her native Czech Republic where many of her friends have have advanced to the highest reaches of the business world. (Amanda Rivkin/CNS)

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Vladimira Carroll, 27, works as a consultant at Deloitte in lower Manhattan. She said does not plan to return to her native Czech Republic where many of her friends have have advanced to the highest reaches of the business world. (Amanda Rivkin/CNS)

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Since the collapse of communism in Russia's former satellites, young eastern professionals--yes, Yeppies--have been invading the business executive suites where decisions had formerly been made by government fiat. How are these new MBAs doing? Pretty well, it appears.


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