Working Together: Why Great Partnerships Succeed

Working Together: Why Great Partnerships Succeed

by Michael D. Eisner, Aaron R. Cohen
     
 

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In Working Together, a fascinating and invaluable look at why great partnerships succeed, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner discusses how professional partnerships have contributed to his success. In addition, Eisner tells the stories of nine other highly successful business collaborations, including Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, Valentino and Giancarlo

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In Working Together, a fascinating and invaluable look at why great partnerships succeed, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner discusses how professional partnerships have contributed to his success. In addition, Eisner tells the stories of nine other highly successful business collaborations, including Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti, Bill and Melinda Gates, Joe Torre and Don Zimmer, and Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.

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Eisner, former Chairman of the Walt Disney Company, writes about his former partnership with the late Frank Wells and profiles duos from finance (Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger), charity (Bill and Melinda Gates), entertainment (Brian Grazer and Ron Howard), fashion (Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti), commerce (Home Depot founders Arthur Blank and Bernie Marcus), sports (Joe Torre and Don Zimmer), hospitality (Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell of Studio 54 and restaurateurs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken), and other industries. Though Eisner and Cohen fill their book with success stories, many are already familiar, and the lesser-known partnerships aren't particularly fascinating. Most disappointing is the lack of detail on what makes a partnership succeed. Bill Gates is praised as having formed powerful collaborations but is otherwise left unexplored. And Rubell and Schrager (whose partnership ended with them both in jail) hit it off in college because "Brooklyn guys always have a bond." Contrary to Eisner's titular promise, anyone looking for insight will come away frustrated.
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ISBN-13:
9780061732447
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
271,740
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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