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Product Details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion; 1st pbk. ed edition (September 15, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786885076
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786885077
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,114,551 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By H. C. Pine Properties on March 30, 2015
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Do you know who saved Walt Disney? The book I am reviewing is Michael Eisner a biography by Tony Schwartz. Michael was a baby boomer right after WWII. He was born to a middle class family. His early career was a television developer. He gave the companies he worked for the "coolness" and "newness" that they needed. All companies that he helped had large profits. He wanted to go up on his career ladder and one day the opportunity presented itself, to be CEO of Walt Disney. The opportunity must have been his destiny. Walt Disney was not doing good when he took over. He got actors on low pay for his movies and new rides for Disneyland. He made new Disney characters. He used free advertising but he also believed in paid advertising. He sold Disney's old tapes. He even spread Disney to Europe!
I think the theme is work together because if he had not had a great team he would have failed.
I liked the book and if you need information on Michael Eisner than you should read this book!
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This book is truly one of the best books I have read in a while. I bought copies for all of my friends and realatives. I learned much about management and people in general. You may not like Eisner personally (I do) but you cannot argue with the success of the company. This book is a MUST read for anyone who even casually likes the Disney corporation. I came to understand many things about Disney that I did not know.
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I have not yet had a chance to read this book. I am very excited to start. The book came very quickly and was in excellent condition. I couldn't be happier with the low price I paid for a book that has such a high rating. I started working for the Disney corporation at the young age if 10 so I love to learn all I can and add different aspects to my career and life. Thanks so very much for a top condition book at such a discounted price!
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Well written, lots of stories, gives good insight into Disney and trying to keep quality first at the firm. Also, presents a good idea of what firms to invest in - one that has a real top brand, good management, and can continue to grow for a long time. Would be nice to have an update as the book is now 14 years out of date (also note, all profits are donated to charity).
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The book was an easy read but it was not an inspirational story nor did it lead me any closer to becoming more successful in business.
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