Jeffrey Sonnenfeld: Putting Trust on Cruise Control at Carnival
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Historians have debated for 2,000 years whether ancient Roman emperor Nero really merrily dressed in costume and played his lyre while his city burned. There is no dispute, however, how modern-day cruise emperor, Carnival CEO Micky Arison, showed his Valentine's Day disdain for his constituents this past Thursday. After the fire engine aboard his listing ship, the Carnival Triumph, left 4,229 passengers and crew trapped at sea, he stayed out of sight, except for merrily sheering on a Miami Heat basketball game from the comfort of his owner's box.
Despite the lack of food, ventilation, elevators and sanitation -- pools of urine and feces washed down the hallways -- Arison, as in previous disasters at sea involving his company's ships, held tradition and did not join relief efforts, reach out to the distressed passengers and their families, or engage public officials and the media.
Arison, inherited his ownership of Carnival's nautical empire and controls 45 percent of th
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