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Keys to the Kingdom: The Rise of Michael Eisner and the Fall of Everybody Else
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Hit & Run coauthor Masters on Eisner's reign at Disney.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"A chilling little horror tale about just how ugly greed and ambition can be . ... Big and juicy." -- Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
"A chilling little horror tale about just how ugly greed and ambition can be . ... Big and juicy." -- --Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
"A page turner ... juicy as all get-out and persuasive to boot." -- --Steven Bach, Los Angeles Times Book Review
"A page turner ... juicy as all get-out and persuasive to boot." -- Steven Bach, Los Angeles Times Book Review
"A sweeping, vivid and richly entertaining account, not just of Disney but of the entire movie industry." -- --Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2000
"Merge Indecent Exposure with Barbarians at the Gate, add sex and you have Hit & Run." -- Sherryl Connelly, Daily News
"The most entertaining business book to come along in years." -- Christopher Byron, Wall Street Journal
"What Masters does with exceptional skill is to dig up small, inside details of the day-to-day machinations of show business." -- --Entertainment Weekly, March 24, 2000 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This book was great reading about his personalitiy and strenghts and weaknesses, but it never convinced me that he "lost the keys of the kingdom."
Every CEO of a major corporation has their own strengths and weaknesses. This book shows a lot of Eisner's strengths. It also focuses on some weaknesses, such as being a loner and being angry at some of the ambitions of some employees.
What the book did not deal with is the wonderful experience we have all been having a Disney since Eisner took the helm. Where else can you go where you know what you will experience?
This is a great book to buy and make your own conclusions from. It you are a fan a Disney, I would read it for the insights. Even though the content is not positive toward Disney, you can draw your own conclusions.
I have to say where else can you go for great entertainment that is wonderful? And who else can be responsible for this than Michael Eisner?
This is just one of those books I started to peruse on my weekly Sunday trip to the bookstore and simply COULD NOT PUT DOWN! Too bad it was published before Masters had a chance to tell us a bit about Bob Iger's rise to the Presidency of The Walt Disney Company.
The inside stories about how some of the most successful films of the modern age were orchestrated by these men is fascinating. I never knew that Nimoy hated Roddenberry. Happy Days was already a pilot before Lucas even casted American Graffiti.
Don't think that because this is a book about business men, it is a dull read. It is not. I also think it proves something that I've known for a long time. You don't have to go to Harvard or Yale to rise to power. Some of these men never got college educations, and Eisner chose to attend a liberal arts college in the Midwest that I'd never heard of.
Give this book a try. You will learn the industry's little dark secrets (no secret to the people who work there, of course).