Skorpios, a famous private island off the coast of Greece that belonged to Greek shipping billionaire Aristotle Onassis, was recently purchased by an anonymous Russian billionaire for $153 million, reports Erin Burnett fromCNN.
The island, was purchased by Onassis in 1962 for $15,000, became famous as the location of Onassis' wedding to the former First Lady Jackie Kennedy in 1968.
Upon his death it passed to his daughter Christina, and then in turn to her daughter Athina Roussel. Onassis, his son Alexander, and his daughter Christina are all buried on the island.
The island... Read More
The amount of faith we place in strangers is rather surprising. Perhaps we don't even recognize how much they influence our buying decisions though according to the following survey results 89% of people trust customer reviews made by strangers online.
I wonder if we trust our friends and family as much. Now certainly if Reginal recommended a product I wouldn't hestitate to go out and buy it. Perhaps what's more interesting is the lack of trust that we have in companies. Customers trust other customer reviews 12 times more than the manufacturer. I supposed that's not too surprising... Read More
One day in 1986, Gerry Khouri, the youngest brother of 3 athought “why not” try something that most people only dream of. Royce, the guy from Rolls, had the same dream. Though he was the only guy that on his death bed said, "the thing I regret is not working harder?" Can you believe that?
Anyway as for Gerry, he started to work on his dream to buildi a car on his own. He dreamed of a car that was not just a "car" by that would be considered a work of art- that embodies elements of class, elegance and fun.
Well, he built his car that same year. He then made two more and... Read More
Wall Street Journal tech columnist Walt Mossberg wrote today about his difficulties in upgrading existing Windows personal computers to the latest Microsoft MSFT -0.52% operating software, Windows 8. Complications, of course, have advantages from Microsoft and its allies.
As Mossberg’s column indicates, what Microsoft and computer makers such as Hewlett-Packard HPQ +1.45% and Lenovo would really like you to do is buy a new computer with Windows 8. Pretty please.
One perhaps unintentional benefit of complicated Windows 8 upgrades – which cost as little as $40 – is to spur people... Read More
At one level you certainly are right. You aren’t running for President of the U.S. though modelling what Obama did will take your blogging and digital marketing to an entirely new level of enjoyment and benefits that you receive.
In 2008 Obama effectively used social media to help him win the Presidency. In 2012 he used a deep understanding of his “customers” combined with mobile technology to enable him to win the election. The major difference in the 2012 election was that the Obama team had been working for years prior, figuring out how to understand everything they could... Read More
I started working at Tim Hortons in the middle of September. I thought it was a great job and everyone seemed really nice and were good workers. I got fired yesterday (November 2nd) and I can't say I'm entirely sure what happened...
I was hired to work the night shift (10pm-6am) which I was told during my interview that during those 8 hours there's maybe 12 guests total. This particular Tim Hortons has 2 managers and 1 assistant manager. One day during my training (which was more like "there is the stuff now try yourself") I was being observed by one of the managers (and I was working... Read More
Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Astor, Ford and Morgan; the dominant names of those who built this nation during its infancy. Men, who had vision, drive, guts, determination, goals, and minds which captured the very essence of Capitalism. Men, who constructed entire industries out of their genius, powered and built America’s infrastructure, and made it into the wealthiest country in history. Men, who started from nothing, and became the richest on the planet without government help, or intervention; the creators, the ones who started it all, the leader’s who made our country the envy of... Read More
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ad min i put up a remark asking if the film the company makes is bio degrable but commments of late don't seem to get thru or they are delayed? Just saying.
are they bio degrable?
Excellent tips, I wish more student could read them. Too many young guys and girls fail to choose the right path. I mean there are no 'wrong' careers. However, some may pick something that doesn't suit them. To avoid misery, one should take time to consider...