Pilot Your Life by Ron Shaw
Comedian Turned CEO Helps You Star in Your Career

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There is no magic formula for defining the world’s most successful business people. In fact, one will often find that business acumen is based on many things, not least of all old-fashioned, conventional values that are more common sense than MBA blueprint.

In Pilot Your Life, Ronald Shaw tells the real-life story of his road to success with a truck-full of tips to take away from his journey.

Ronald Shaw’s career is a great American success story - a young blue-collar comedian making it big in business by applying the lessons he learned in the spotlight. It almost sounds too good to be true, especially considering Shaw is the president and CEO of Pilot Pen Corporation, a $180 million a year company. It’s a fact however, and this inspiring book provides readers with instructive lessons that will shed new light on ways they can incorporate old-fashioned values back into their business and personal lives. Each significant business lesson is accompanied by light hearted stories and anecdotes from the author’s life.

Including testimonials from well-known figures such as Ted Turner, Larry King, and Harvey MacKay, Pilot Your Life offers readers a map through the treacherous waters of the business world and their careers.


About Ron Shaw

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Shaw is President and CEO of Pilot Pen Corporation of America. He is a member of the Pilot Corporation Board of Directors, the oldest and largest manufacturer of writing instruments in Japan, and one of only six Americans to be elevated to the Board of Directors of a publicly held Japanese corporation. RICHARD KREVOLIN has taught screenwriting at USC Cinema School, Ithaca College, and UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television since 1988. He regularly conducts writers' workshops and screenwriting seminars around the country. A pair of screenplays Krevolin adapted from two of his successful stage plays, King Levine and Lawrence of Suburbia, have been optioned and are in development. His one-man show, Boychik, had lengthy runs at the Santa Monica Playhouse and Off Broadway, and toured the country. Krevolin is also the author of Screenwriting from the Soul.
Published October 1, 2001 by Prentice Hall Press. 224 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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As a comic, Shaw never became a household name, having retired from the stage at age 21, newly married and ready for steadier work. Still, this mix of memoir and advice mostly succeeds thanks to hi

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In short chapters, the current CEO of Pilot Pen leads off with a joke or anecdote from his career, then draws a lesson from it, sometimes proving that show business can indeed inform commercial business.

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