The whole world is a school; the best teacher in it is work, and the best help is need.

Tomas Bata

Who was Tomas Bata?

CZECHOSLOVAK SELF-MADE MAN
Businessman, visionary, shoe king — founder of the Bata shoe company.
MAYOR OF THE TOWN OF ZLÍN
As mayor pushed the concept of the garden city, the reform of public education and greatly expanded the city of Zlín.
 
GLOBAL BUSINESSMAN
From 1919 year started with establishment of factories and stores in dozens of countries around the world.

The Bata phenomenon

The legacy of Tomas Bata is extensive. We prepared for you detailed biography, information’s about his personality and about the Bata Company. This is accompanied with the vast bibliography of books and journal articles from around the world.

Check out our new portal entitled Bata’s World to find more information.

You can achieve anything you want.

Tomas Bata