Some of our strongest and most successful companies started during a recession. Yet millions of people dream about working on the cruise ships, yet never get around to seriously pursuing that dream. Do you really need to read the newspaper everyday?
Cruise ship jobs are incredible. Let me repeat, working on a cruise ship has simply got to be one of the most amazing job paths in the world, at any time, in any place. And with the economy finally rebounding, many cruise ships are hiring. With over 150,000 employees on ships around the world, there are always openings.
One of the biggest mistakes that you can make is only worrying about keeping the accountants from taking a 40 story nose dive because you blew the budget on hosting. To be honest we aren’t talking about a huge increase in price by using a service that’s a little more reputable. And if your accountants are really that fragile they were probably going to take the plunge for some reason, so don’t be so hard on yourself!
Well, what we did was, we tried to use a cinematic approach to all of the pieces of music, because they’re all instrumental. So when we used the Grand Canyon, that was on a piece of music called “Hoedown,” which is from the Rodeo Suite, which is by Aaron Copeland.
If you can get the virtuoso playing on guitar, and I’ve got two exceptional players. Simon Fitzpatrick on the bass, and Paul Bielatowicz on lead guitar.
25. Double your productivity by using a dictaphone. If you’ve never used one your own voice sounds strange at first but it takes only a week or so to get used to. Use the dictaphone for minutes of meetings, short notes when you’re travelling (but not driving, of course) and for first drafts of lengthy letters. Get someone else to transcribe the tapes.
But I’m really happy and pleased to sign any Emerson, Lake and Palmer product, because I believe this is one of the few chances people will get now to actually get the original material that was recorded by ELP signed by an original member.
Don’t let succession plans take on soap opera proportions. Reading this book can help mitigate the emotions involved in selling any family-owned business, and give needed financial, legal, and investment advice, as well.