Guilherme Paulus: Behind CVC Brasil Operadora

Guilherme Paulus began his career as an intern at IBM. He quickly rose up the ranks and became a corporate ladder climber, jumping from one managerial position to another. While working at Casa Faro, he met a state deputy named Carlos Vicente Cerchiari.

They began talking and discovered they both had an interest in the tourism industry. Paulus had no real experience, but he loved a challenge and was inspired by Cerchiari’s passion. Cerchiari told Paulus how he always wanted to open a tourist agency in Santo Andre. After working out all the minute details, they opened CVC Brasil Operadora on a high-traffic street near the cinema.

Though Guilherme Paulus had no experience, he was a fast learner and innovative when it came to bringing in new customers. Cerchiari trusted Paulus enough to solely fund the company until they were profitable. Four years after opening, Cerchiari left to pursue other opportunities, but Paulus remained in the tourism business.

For Guilherme Paulus, hard work and determination are only part of success in life. Another part of success is being appreciative and optimistic. Every day, after waking up, Paulus is thankful for all his blessings and all the hardworking employees that contribute to his companies’ success.

He’s also thankful for the many technological advances made over the years. Before, keeping track of everything he needed to do was difficult and time-consuming. Now, he keeps his weekly schedule with him at all times and can work from anywhere.

As founder and operator of CVC and GJP Hotels and Resorts, he travels much of the year. Through technology, he’s able to stay in contact with his team. The exchange of ideas and up-to-date information between Paulus and his employees allows both companies to function as one entity at times.

That symbiotic connection also allowed Paulus to grow Brazil’s domestic tourism. International tourism is usually the primary focus, which permitted CVC to capitalize on an underserved market. In the 80s, Paulus expanded that success by introducing chartered flights.

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The Talented Alastair Borthwick Defy Odds to Express His Free-Spirited Nature

People who are bold enough to express their school of thought often find themselves at loggerheads with the authority especially if their views contradict with what is laid out. Alastair Borthwick may have had his share but his account of the series of the post-war from the positions he held in the battalion makes his life even more interesting.

Although he has not much formal education, Alastair was determined and inherently has an appealing character which takes him to places he would have been denied for his education. Borthwick joined the war after it broke out, his services required at the Western Desert and Europe. At the time he simultaneously was involved in writing up and military as well. He sailed through to become the captain although he predominantly was acting as a battalion intelligence officer.

He recounts on occasion where he led 600 army men through German only to hold siege the enemy at Seaforth. The account of the uprising moments as told by Alastair Borthwick makes it captivating since he is rich in literature and had a comprehension of the event as they took place. In as much as he tells of a state of civil unrest and uncertainty, he altogether portrays it as fun and as an adventure.

About Alastair Borthwick

Alastair Borthwick can best be described as the man in the media. He was a writer and broadcaster among other roles and ventures he got into throughout his life. He is the author of Always a Little Further, Sana Peur, Sans Peur as Battalion among other publications. Through his literary work, he has been able to shelf the skeleton of the warring times of the World War which he was part of in various capacities.

He was born in 1913 in Rutherglen Lanarkshire. He grew up in Ayrshire before his family relocated to Glasgow when he was only 11 years of age. He began his elementary education as a normal kid but before long became a copytaker at Evening Times, a job that made him abandon school. He has since then worked on various platforms including the Glasgow Weekly Herald, and host shows such as the Master-Builders, Spellbinder, and Inventors.