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  • Floyd Norman has a blog
    Floyd Norman has a blog

    Legendary animator Floyd Norman has a blog (and a good website to boot). His post this weekend contrasts Walt Disney’s management style with the modern CEO. Walt Disney kept his visits short. Well aware his very presence might affect the work being done. He gave the set the once over,…

  • Welcome to T-Rex at Downtown Disney
    Welcome to T-Rex at Downtown Disney

    Tuesday night we made it over to Downtown Disney’s Marketplace to experience “T-Rex” the latest addition to the food and entertainment options. Lines were long, but moved fast as guests were entered into a virtual queue to wait for their tables. Inside the place was loud, but everything seemed surprisingly well run for the first night open to the public.

  • Disney regains control of The Disney Stores today
    Disney regains control of The Disney Stores today

    The failed experiment that was The Children’s Place attempt to run The Disney Stores is now officially over. Disney takes back operations today after The Children’s Place had to file for bankruptcy in the subsidiaries that ran The Disney Stores. In 2000, there were 741 Disney Stores worldwide with 515…

  • Magic Restored: The Economist on Disney
    Magic Restored: The Economist on Disney

    The venerable magazine from across the pond, The Economist, gives Bob Iger’s reign as king of the Magic Kingdom high marks. Just four years ago the Walt Disney Company was in turmoil following the the second half of Michael Eisner’s turn on the throne. The turn around is so complete…

  • Three Disney Rules for your business
    Three Disney Rules for your business

    Steve at How To Split an Atom writes about three Disney Rules for Marketing. But really the rules apply to just about any business that has a product or service (and who doesn’t!). Here’s the first rule to get you going: It’s not what you see, it’s what you don’t…

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