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Hard Ships: Navigating Your Company, Career, and Life through the Fog of Disruption

Hard Ships: Navigating Your Company, Career, and Life through the Fog of Disruption

by David A. Giersdorf
Hard Ships: Navigating Your Company, Career, and Life through the Fog of Disruption

Hard Ships: Navigating Your Company, Career, and Life through the Fog of Disruption

by David A. Giersdorf

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Overview

Disruption is upon you. This is the way out.

A thick fog of disruption has rolled into your life. Maybe your entire industry just went into freefall. Or your business is struggling mightily. Perhaps your career path has been upended.

Whatever your situation, the world as you know it has changed. You may feel despair, fear, even anger. You have no idea what to do next. Is there a way through this?

YES.

That's the answer executive and entrepreneur David Giersdorf presents in Hard Ships, which details his four decades of experience navigating brutal disruptions in the cruise ship industry and achieving innovation and growth.

David knows disruption-and how to find a way through it. In addition to navigating his fair share of personal disruptions, he's helped major companies, small businesses, and individuals withstand catastrophe, including the Gulf Wars, Y2K, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the Great Recession, the H1N1 pandemic, and notable industry disasters.

Then when COVID-19 swept the earth, and the $45 billion annual revenue cruise industry lost $65 billion in market value, David's experience and advice guided companies toward recovery.

Drawing on counsel David has given countless clients, companies, and career professionals, Hard Ships helps people facing disruption, particularly those struggling in the aftermath of COVID-19. What works to stabilize the cruise industry works anywhere for anyone, from publicly traded companies to self-employed freelancers.

Cruising is the most operationally complex and difficult industry on earth, with self-contained smartcities that operate 24/7 on the world's oceans and rivers. What happens anywhere can impact the entire industry. A ripple anywhere can become a tsunami everywhere.

Hard Ships repurposes David Giersdorf's hard-learned strategies for any situation, from pandemics and market panics to everyday personal change.

A clear, practical, and immediately applicable guide, Hard Ships offers step-by-step guidance with diverse, real-life examples to navigate dark storms, make sense in the fog, and steer back into clear waters.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781736374108
Publisher: Giersdorf Group LLC
Publication date: 03/22/2021
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

David A. Giersdorf is an innovative entrepreneur with extensive C-suite experience in the cruise, travel, and tourism industry, including senior executive leadership positions at Holland America Line, Windstar Cruises, Paul Gauguin Cruises, American West Steamboat Company, and Exploration Cruise Lines.

David is Founder of Global Voyages Group, a CEO-level advisory engagements firm addressing growth, performance, product development, acquisitions, marketing, sales, distribution, and emerging technologies. He is also an advisor and limited partner of Seven Peaks Ventures. Previously, he was Managing Director and CEO of CF2GS, an award-winning marketing services firm acquired by True North Communications.

David is a former Chairman of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and numerous other industry and civic organizations. Giersdorf attended the University of Washington and completed a Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management Program in Entrepreneurship.

David is also the author of Hard Ships: Navigating Your Career, Industry, and Life through the Fog of Disruption, which details his four decades of experience navigating brutal disruptions to achieve innovation and growth.

David greatly enjoys helping companies and their teams envision the opportunities and challenges of the near and further future, innovate continuously, and create sustainable value for all stakeholders. Companies, clients, and close friends know David for disrupting disruption. When disruption is upon you, there is what happens around you, how it affects you, and what you are going to do about it. Do the opposite of nothing, David advises. Learn more about David, Hard Ships, and his advisory work at www.DavidGiersdorf.com.

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