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Marko Puljić

Marko's story is similar to those of many other Croats of his time. He was born and immediately thereafter, joined the struggle to attain Croatian independence. 

Once Croatian independence had been achieved he asked himself "now what?" and discovered life and something called the Internet. He began to experiment with websites and started to see the power and the reach of the information age. He began to see it as a tool for linking together and communicating with fellow Croats around the world.  As the potential of the Internet continued to grow he began to try and promote Croatia and Croatians using this new medium. 

Somewhere along the way he met Nenad, the future creator of Croatian World Net and was asked to participate with articles and help in general tasks. With the launch of the revised Croatian World Net website that now stands before you, he was again asked to play a role in it.  

The digital world is not exclusively Marko's medium of choice. He is an author and has had articles published in a wide array of publications from student papers to popular media like the Croatian Chronicle. Marko also has had translations published in both electronic media and in traditional print. The only thing Marko has to do is, publish a book, and he doesn't rule it out - except he doesn't know what he would write about!

Aside from the media Marko tries to keep his mind active and tries to get out as often as he can. His hobbies, or at least what he calls his hobbies, are too numerous and would potentially brand him a geek if he mentioned them.

Articles by this Author
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» Announcing the formation of the Association of Croatian American Professionals
By Marko Puljić | Published 10/20/2014 | Community , Business | Unrated

We’re very pleased to announce the formation of the Association of Croatian American Professionals. We are an association of professionals in the United States, and around the world, interested in building a lifetime of professional connections to support the business, networking, and social activities of our members. Our members represent all facets of the international professional community, such as scientists, doctors, engineers, attorneys, journalists, artists, business executives, accountants, etc. We also welcome professionals of non-Croatian heritage who are active in the Croatian community.
» Tomislav Bralić & Klapa Intrade USA and Canada 2014 Tour
By Marko Puljić | Published 08/24/2014 | Music , Events , Culture And Arts , Community | Unrated

Over the decades certainly became one of the most popular Croatian music groups. From the one of the most awarded a cappella groups in 90’s, to “mega stars” delivering breathtaking performances in sold-out arenas and stadiums! Their international performances include multiple visits to: USA, Australia, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Germany, Ukraine, Bosnia, and Italy. During their second visit to the USA & Canada, they will showcase their unique talent that stays true to the core of Croatian culture and heritage.
» Dubrovnik Restaurant to celebrate first anniversary on August 28, 2014
By Marko Puljić | Published 08/21/2014 | Events , Croatian Cuisine | Unrated

Dubrovnik Restaurant located in New Rochelle, New York will celebrate its first anniversary on August 28, 2014. Dubrovnik serves Croatian dishes and gets its name from owner Zeljko “Jerry” Tomic’s hometown. The first annual celebration will have limited seats and will be by reservation only. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
» Startup!Croatia Conference May 22-23, 2014 in Zagreb to facilitate changes in values and habits
By Marko Puljić | Published 05/12/2014 | Bilingual , Education , Business | Unrated
The main goal of the conference is to show participants some real examples of how dynamic, innovative and entrepreneurial organizational culture can be developed inside a large, medium or small organization, how to increase profitability and improve competitiveness and company's overall functioning. In addition, to facilitate changes in values and habits, changes in majority of population lacking initiative, creativity and openness for new business ideas and opportunities.
» "Croatian Cuisine" is the first mobile app to feature indigenous Croatian recipes
By Marko Puljić | Published 05/6/2014 | Bilingual , Croatian Cuisine | Unrated
"Croatian cuisine" is the name of the new Croatian mobile application in the form of an inventive culinary guide that primarily helps users find their way through indigenous and traditional Croatian dishes. This mobile application is entirely a Croatian "product" - under the authorship of Andreja Horvatić, the application was developed by two Croatian companies Interactive1 and Grafikon. It is available via the App Store and Google Play.
» The Countdown Trilogy is a spy thriller written by Zdravko Basaric under the pseudonym of Patrick Hughes
By Marko Puljić | Published 05/1/2014 | Bilingual , Culture And Arts | Unrated
The Trilogy Countdown is not only a tense spy-political thriller written by a Croatian author, Zdravko Basaric under the pseudonym of Patrick Hughes. It is a tense spy-political thriller with an uncertain ending, about an ordinary businessman Martin Balarin (36) from New York accidentally facing a spy war. The reason for that is a well-paid job in a diving expedition on his native island of Korcula (Croatia) and a beautiful woman named Bianca Stone (27), whom he meets while in a meeting in Atlantic City.
» 15th Dance and Non-Verbal Theatre Festival in Svetvinčenat - July 18-21, 2014
By Marko Puljić | Published 04/30/2014 | Culture And Arts | Unrated
This year, Festival activities will start in June at the Mediterranean Dance Centre in Svetvinčenat, a regular meeting place of Croatian and foreign artists at artistic residences and workshops. The peak of dance "season" is undoubtedly the 15th Dance and Non-verbal Theatre Festival, which will be held from July 18 to July 21, featuring choreographers from the whole of Europe. Performances will be staged at four attractive locations: under the starry sky at the renaissance square, inside Grimani castle, in the loggia and at the earlier mentioned Mediterranean Dance Centre.
» LET'S CEE Film Festival Short Film Competition - due date for submissions June 7, 2014
By Marko Puljić | Published 04/30/2014 | Culture And Arts | Unrated
The 3rd edition of the LET’S CEE Film Festival is calling for entries for the 2014 Short Film Competition. Films can be submitted between 7 April and 7 June, 2014. The Short Film Competition will give young filmmakers (up to 35 years of age) from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as from Austria, the opportunity to submit their short films with a maximum length of 30 minutes. The films featured in this competition can be submitted personally by their respective directors or producers.
» Goran Visnjic in an appeal for the Croatian Scholarship Fund
By Marko Puljić | Published 04/29/2014 | Education , Culture And Arts , Community , Charity | Unrated

The Croatian Scholarship Fund recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with a dinner in Sacramento. The crowd was surprised with a video message from movie and television actor Goran Visnjic congratulating the Croatian Scholarship Fund on its many years of success. Goran in the video reminds the audience to bid early and often for a special live auction item, which is lunch in Los Angeles with Goran. This item received the highest bid in the live auction with spirited bidding for several minutes before the final winner was announced at the CSF Gala Dinner.
» Oliver Dragojević USA Tour May 10-24, 2014 featuring Nina Badrić, Ljiljana Nikolovska, and Tedi Spalato
By Marko Puljić | Published 04/28/2014 | Music , Culture And Arts | Unrated
Music legend, Oliver Dragojević, bard of Croatian music returns with his band “Dupini” to the United States May 2014. Influenced by global music trends, his work still preserves the elements of Dalmatian music, the key to his more than 40-year sparkling career. Oliver’s previous performances took place in many renowned venues around the world including sold-out concerts in: Olympia-Paris, Royal Albert Hall-London, Carnegie Hall-New York, and Sydney Opera-Australia.
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