“My son is now an entrepreneur. That is what you are called when you do not have a job.”
Born in 1938, Ted Turner is a media mogul, a philanthropist and a world renowned entrepreneur. He is responsible for establishing CNN, the first news channel to run round the clock. He has also founded WTBS. On the other hand, he has also had a huge impact over various organizations as a philanthropist. For instance, he has donated $1 billion to the United Nations. The organization used the money to create the United Nations Foundation. All in all, his career began quite early. He was only 24 when he took over his father’s business after he committed suicide. While he was very young and inexperienced, he had the vision to keep it going and take it to the next level though.
A lot of companies go wild when it comes to their charity activities. They promote themselves and their generosity by sponsoring specific events and actually sending one or two representatives on site too. So far so good. However, unexpected situations arise when least expected. A company that keeps advertising about its amazing civic spirit will indirectly have people ask themselves if it does it for promotion only. This is a relatively simple conception of life. On the same principle, rich people often become exaggeratedly generous when they find out that they suffer from a fatal disease or they become old. It looks like they are trying to buy a place in heaven. Companies are easily associated with such people. So what options do you have? There is one simple alternative – be relatively discreet when it comes to your charity activities. But then, how does your company benefit from this discreetness? Continue reading →
Renting out suits and costumes for theme parties is a fairly good and inexpensive business idea. Most commonly, the Halloween represents your best opportunity to make money, but such a business makes money throughout the rest of the year too. The good news is that you do not even have to rent a place because you can do it for home. Continue reading →
It is very important to think upfront about all the subjects that you will negotiate on, not to mention about the factors that you try to avoid. Write down everything and exercise on this list, only to ensure that you do not miss anything. If you fail to write down this list, you will most likely remember many aspects only after the negotiation is over. It is not a shame to bring this list with you. But if you make any mistakes and you somehow include a problematic subject, simply rewrite everything. You do not want to feel overwhelmed and start discussing about the respective subject while negotiating. Continue reading →
Smith reaches into his supervisor’s office for a little discussion.
– Boss, my wife and I are about to start some heavy house cleaning tomorrow. She wants me to handle the garage and attic, so I have to move everything around.
– I am sorry, Smith, but I cannot give you the day off because we are short handed.
– Thank you very much, boss. I knew I could count on you!