In these modest corporate times (*scoff*), what does an executive do to showcase to the world that they have made it – or at least are well on their way?
Lavish home in Monaco – boring…
Fleet of amazing cars – obvious…
Marry a super model – been done too many times before.
So what else is left? – Buy a personal Jumbo Jet, of course!!
In a world where signs of status are everything, jets are the ultimate sign of corporate success at the moment. Once reserved as exclusively for dignitaries and heads of state (think: Air Force 1 for example), jets are the must have corporate accessory these days.
Google, never to be outdone, have joined the high flying elite with their newest personal asset acquisition – a Boeing 767-200 wide-body airliner. Sergey Brin and Larry Page, not being content with just any old jet, acquired a 180 seat airliner earlier this year. Their new pride and joy is currently being refurbished to comfortably carry about 50 passengers with staterooms, dining areas and a large sitting area.
It just goes to show that a good idea with the right amount of motivation and smarts can go anywhere. Who said the sky is the limit?
Oh well, as I wait for my personal invitation to indulge in their first class flight services, I will have to go home and clean my jet – it’s the small model variety that sits on my mantelpiece.