Experience is always the best teacher. That was what Charles Phillips CEO, Infor Global Solutions Inc., learned when he got a new job after only six weeks of being unemployed. When he stepped down from his president post at Oracle, he took a time off from working and had some relaxation in the process. Phillips was surprised that after less than two months, he got another high ranking job. According Infor executives, Phillips had the necessary experience to take the vacant post in the company.
Charles Phillips CEO earned some of his valuable experiences from Wall Street, Morgan Stanley and Oracle. Another valuable experience he had was when he became a Captain in the United States Marine Corps in the 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines. His time as a military personnel made Phillips a more disciplined individual which was very important when he already had high ranking positions.
While in Wall Street, Phillips worked with different firms which gave him a very good experience. Being in the financial district of New York City, Phillips was able to exceed expectations and became one of the top workers in Wall Street. Phillips also made a buzz around Wall Street when he helped the firms he previously worked to be very successful. Take note, this is not just one firm but so many firms.
Morgan Stanley proved to be another valuable experience for Charles Phillips. In almost 10 years in this financial services firm, he received plenty of awards due to his outstanding work ethic and incredible knowledge in the field. His work ethic as a principal in the company was no different when he worked as a managing director. Phillips did not think of his position when he is working. For him, this is just a title under his name.
Perhaps the greatest accomplishment of Charles Phillips CEO before his Infor gig was with Oracle. He helped the company raise its annual revenue by at least 300 percent after seven years of working. When Phillips started in 2003, the income was around $10 billion but when he left, it rose to almost $27 billion. Phillips was also responsible in the acquisition spree of Oracle which was very helpful for the company. The acquisitions helped Oracle keep up and overcome the competition against some of the more known companies in the software development industry. He also used different methods to make Oracle the company it is known today.
Charles Phillips’ experience in the industry proved to be a big asset for the next chapter of his life. When he quit the post in Oracle, he had no idea where he would end up. Due to his vast amount of managerial experience, he was able to pick up where he left off in Oracle.
Some people prefer to use container gardening than use plant beds. If you are still contemplating what to choose, read on this brief article to get ideas why container gardening is the one for you.
1) Container is much easier than flower beds especially if you are new to planting.
2) Preparing potted plants only require little time. With plant beds, you have to tilt and tend soil, which will take time.
3) Containers are cheaper. You can use any container that can hold your plants such as baskets, plastic containers or old bucket wherein you can punch a few holes at the bottom. All you have to do is look around your house and look for containers. It will only require you to put soil and seeds in order to grow plants. You do not have to spend hundred of dollars just to start planting your favorite herbs or flowers.
4) You can start gardening in any part of your home. Even the smallest area of your house, you can utilize it and make it a place for your container garden. You can choose the sizes of your potted plants that will fit in the space you have. There are vegetable and flower gardens near stoops and verandas.
5) With potted plants, you can plant almost anything without considering your geographical location. For instance, you can grow a cactus even you live in a mountainous area. All you have to do is move your potted plants in a suitable environment inside your house.
6) You can enjoy planting in containers with your kids. It is a great way to bond with the family as well. Kids would love to plant and take care of their own flowers. You can teach a lot of lessons through planting as well. For instance, you want to encourage your kids to eat vegetables and fruits. Through planting, they will be encouraged to consume more fruits and vegetables.