Walt Disney

From acorns to oak trees

May 5, 2017

It is important to keep in mind that all of the Fortune 500 companies began as a start-up. For example: Eli Lilly and Company: A pharmacist and Union officer, Colonel Eli Lilly, started his company with $1,300 in 1876 and…

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Steven Spielberg: A book review by Bob Morris

March 14, 2017

Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films Molly Haskell Yale University Press (January 2017) “Everything about me is in my films.” Steven Spielberg There is substantial truth in Steven Spielberg’s observation, as Molly Haskell indicates in this brief but remarkably comprehensive…

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Riding Shotgun: A book review by Bob Morris

February 19, 2017

Riding Shotgun: The Role of the COO Nathaniel Bennett and Stephen Miles Stanford University Press (January 2017) Why the COO is probably “the toughest job in a company” The is the updated edition of a book first published a decade…

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Bill Capodagli on “The Disney Way”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

June 19, 2016

Bill Capodagli (pronounced Cap o die) co-authored one of Fortune magazine’s “Best Business Books of 1999,” The Disney Way. Prior to co-founding Capodagli Jackson Consulting in 1993, Bill held managerial positions at the consulting firms of AT Kearney and Ernst…

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Bill Capodagli on “The Disney Way”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

June 12, 2016

Bill Capodagli (pronounced Cap o die) co-authored one of Fortune magazine’s “Best Business Books of 1999,”The Disney Way: Harnessing the Management Secrets of Disney in Your Company. Prior to co-founding Capodagli Jackson Consulting in 1993, Bill held managerial positions at…

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The Disney Way: A book review by Bob Morris

April 23, 2016

The Disney Way: Harnessing the Management Secrets of Disney in Your Company (Third Edition) Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson McGraw-Hill (April 2016) The “magic” of values-driven, customer-centric, high-impact management This is the updated and expanded Third Edition of a book…

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Think Out of the Box: A book review by Bob Morris

December 24, 2015

Think Out of the Box Mike Vance and Diane Deacon Career Press (1995) A classic source for thinking more clearly and making better decisions I have just re-read two books co-authored by Mike Vance and Diane Deacon. This one and…

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Ed Catmull Discusses Creativity, Inc.

December 1, 2015

Ed Catmull, Ph.D, is co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and President of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. Previously, Catmull was Vice President of the computer division of Lucasfilm Ltd., where he managed development in the areas of computer graphics,…

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Why Curious People Are Destined for the C-Suite

October 21, 2015

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Warren Berger for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR email alerts,…

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Great Communication Secrets of Great Leaders: A book revieww by Bob Morris

July 18, 2015

Great Communication Secrets of Great Leaders John Baldoni McGraw-Hill (2003) “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” George Bernard Shaw I read this book when it was first published (2003) and recently re-read…

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