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on December 27, 2010
This book was really too short to give any insight into Disney that hasn't been covered in any other publication about Disney. If you are a Disney buff or looking for insight into Disney's creativity, look elsewhere. If you just want a quick overview of Disney, how he got started, and a brief on the evolution of the Disney empire, then this will do the trick.
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on December 30, 2010
If I actually paid money for this item, it would have received one star. Instead I will never get that lunch hour back.

This book is essentially a well written essay summarizing Walt Disney's life. It cannot be more than 20 pages in length and is a very quick read. But it is dry, formulaic and, quite frankly, boring. If you are looking for term paper material on Walt Disney, then this might work for you but keep in mind that you are probably reading someone else's term paper.
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on January 15, 2011
The previous reviewers have, in my opinion, been too charitable. I'll attempt to do the same.

This book is a very brief skimming of Walt Disney's story, with a few tips thrown in to make it more helpful. There's nothing here that couldn't have been gleaned from any of the thousands of websites on Disney, or distilled from even a Wikipedia article.

But, it was pleasantly written, inoffensive, and helped me pass about 15 minutes. Just like a Little Debbie snack cake, I mostly enjoyed it while consuming it, but won't remember a thing afterwards.
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on March 24, 2011
Sometime in February I decided to start a rotation of non-fiction, classic fiction and then modern fiction books. I wanted to make sure that I was reading non-fiction and classic fiction books instead of my usual fiction only regimen.
Once again the top 100 free books on the Kindle came to the rescue. I was glancing through the list when I cam across Walt Disney's Way. I realized that I sometimes forget that Disney is a company founded by one guy. I just look at Disney as one huge company that has always been huge, so I decided this was the next book on my list to read.
The book is a very short book in a series of books by New Word City that highlight a person's life and give insight into how they became who they are. As the description of the book says there was quite a difference in the way that some people got to see Walt Disney. Some people saw him as a family man who would do whatever he could to help others and other people saw him as a hard-driving employer who would make them do more than they ever thought they could do.
Either way this book is a quick read and very interesting. It was neat to see how someone could come from a background like Walt had and still end up creating one of the largest and most successful companies in the world. The best part of this book though was seeing how Disney, the company, almost ceased to exist because of failures that tempted to send them into bankruptcy.
If you are looking for a quick read about Disney, I definitely suggest this.

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on March 11, 2011
This book gave an interesting, quick insite into Walt Disney's life. If you want a quick overview to one of the greatest people in American history (well at least his business ways!) this is a good book to read.
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on February 16, 2011
I had hoped it would be a book about Disney's whole life, not just a brief summary. Good thing it was free because I would have been very upset if I had paid for it.
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on May 24, 2015
Great book! Loved it!
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