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How the Walt Disney Company Solved The “Boy Problem”

The most crucial difference between Michael Eisner and his successor at Disney, Bob Iger turns out to be a belief in building around franchises. The buzzword from Eisner was always synergy, code word for cooperation between divisions. Iger came from … Continue reading

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Three Years Later: A Look at Disney’s Acquisition of Marvel

Nearly three years ago, Disney fans and comic book geeks alike did double takes as they looked at the latest news: Disney bought Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion. While this was less than Disney spent for PIXAR, there were no … Continue reading

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Can Eisner return to Excellence?

I’ve read a lot of business books in my time, but the one that sticks with me the most is Tom Peter’s revolutionary “In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies.” The lessons I learned therein have served me … Continue reading

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Marvel Acquisition Official

Disney fans, pull on your Spidey Underoos. The following release from Marvel announced that the deal for the Walt Disney Company to purchase Marvel Entertainment is now complete. Deal expected to strengthen Disney’s position as a leading global provider of … Continue reading

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