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Louis C Camilleri has not been CEO of Ferrari for very long - he took up the position in 2018, and was previously the chairman of Phillip Morris Europe, having started at the same company as a business development analyst in 1978.
A previous CEO position he held was at Kraft foods, who make a lot of the brands we are familiar with today. He is a father of three children and speaks three languages. He comes from a Maltese background.
Someone’s got to run Maccies, right?
That someone is British born Steve Easterbrook, who has been the CEO of McDonalds since March 2015. A keen cricket player from boyhood, Easterbrook studied natural sciences at the University of Durham, Chad’s College.
He began his career as a trainee accountant at Price Waterhouse Cooper’s straight after graduation. His first role in chain restaurant industry was as a Manager at McDonalds in 1993 in London.
Nearly 20 years later, he left that role to become the CEO of PizzaExpress, and later, the CEO of Wagamama, but came back to working for McDonalds 2 years later. Before being CEO of McDonalds, Easterbrook had been head of UK and Northern Europe, as well as being Chief Brand Officer.
Easterbrook is a father of 3 children who are big fans of McDonalds (well, of course). He now lives in the USA and is a keen supporter of Watford FC.
When starting out as an accountant, I wonder if Steve ever had an inkling that he would one day become the leader of such an influential global brand?...
Are you just starting out in your career?
Where do you think you could be headed 10, 20, 30 years down the line?
These articles on the McDonalds website will tell you more about Steve Easterbrook and other members of the Executive team who lead the world-famous fast food chain. Enjoy!
I FINK you may have heard the name Black Rock mentioned in passing, maybe on the news, or flipping through the papers…
...BlackRock are the world’s biggest and most influential Asset Management company. In a nutshell, an Asset Management company manages the assets and funds of companies and wealthy individuals. They take over the decision making on areas such as the best places to invest and when. These decisions grow and diversify the investment portfolio of their clients, and ensure they get the best return possible for their money.
BlackRock is an American Investment/Asset Management bank that is based in New York, Wall Street. Currently, they manage a staggering 6.84 trillion dollars worth of assets.
Larry Finks has been working in the Investment Banking sector since his career started at First Boston. In 1988, he co-founded Blackrock, and became its CEO and director. At the time, they were part of a corporate group called the Blackstone group. He retained his positions and responsibilities throughout BlackRock’s split from Blackstone in 1994.
Fink has been married to his wife Lori for over 40 years. They have three children, including a son who became a CEO himself!
They own homes in Colorado and Manhattan.
Watch Morrison’s entire remarks on freedom of expression and the role of the writer from 2008.In addition to her work as a writer, Morrison was also a teacher, editor, and mentor. In 2014, she told NEA Arts Magazine about writing guidance she once gave her students.
“When I taught creative writing at Princeton, [my students] had been told all of their lives to write what they knew. I always began the course by saying, ‘Don’t pay any attention to that.’ First, because you don’t know anything and second, because I don’t want to hear about your true love and your mama and your papa and your friends,” she said. “Think of somebody you don’t know. What about a Mexican waitress in the Rio Grande who can barely speak English? Or what about a Grande Madame in Paris?
Things way outside their camp. Imagine it, create it. Don’t record and editorialize on some event that you’ve already lived through. I was always amazed at how effective that was. They were always out of the box when they were given license to imagine something wholly outside their existence. I thought it was a good training for them. Even if they ended up just writing an autobiography, at least they could relate to themselves as strangers.”
Morrison died August 5, 2019, at the age of 88.
You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.
Chloe Anthony Wofford "Toni" Morrison was an American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher, and professor emeritus at Princeton University. Her first novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970. The critically acclaimed Song of Solomon brought her national attention and won the National Book Critics Circle Award.
If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.
The Toni Morrison Society was founded May 28, 1993, at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association in Baltimore, Maryland. At the invitation of Carolyn Denard, then an Associate Professor of English at Georgia State University, twenty-six scholars and supporters of Morrison's work met in Baltimore to establish the Toni Morrison Society as an official member of the coalition of American author societies that comprise the American Literature Association. With its founding, the Toni Morrison Society became the 41st author society of the Association and the fourth dedicated to an African American author.
Five months after the founding of the Society, Toni Morrison won the 1993 Nobel Prize for Literature. With the increased interest in Morrison's works after she won the Nobel Prize, the Society quickly grew from a small body of devoted Morrison scholars in the United States to an international literary society of more than 600 members, whose home countries include Japan, Kenya, Ghana, Egypt, France, England, Germany, China, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Australia. The Advisory Board is made up of leading individuals in the academic, art, business, and lay communities who support and wish to enhance the mission of the Society. In 1995, the Society was incorporated and chartered in the state of Georgia. In 1997, the Society became a registered, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.