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The Disney Way: Harnessing the Management Secrets of Disney in Your Company, Third Edition / Edition 3

The Disney Way: Harnessing the Management Secrets of Disney in Your Company, Third Edition / Edition 3

by Bill Capodagli, Lynn JacksonBill Capodagli
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“Dream, Believe, Dare, Do . . .”

Though four simple words, this carefully crafted credo lies at the heart of Walt Disney’s enviable empire and has led The Walt Disney Company to prosperity for decades.

As foremost experts on Disney, authors Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson return with an updated and expanded third edition of The Disney Way to show how organizations can incorporate this four-pillared credo to support any business, drive any team, and guide any leader to create immeasurable success.

Profiling a new set of diverse organizations—such as TYRA Beauty, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Ottawa County, Michigan, and Science Center of Iowa—the authors show how companies of any size, whether an entrepreneurial startup or a Fortune 500, can reach their utmost potential by embracing Walt Disney’s techniques to create a consumer-centric culture. They provide step-by-step actions on how to:

• Give every member of your organization a chance to dream
• Stand firm on your beliefs and principles
• Treat your customers like guests
• Support, enable, and reward employees
• Build long-term relationships
• Dare to take calculated risks
• Train extensively and constantly
• Align long-term vision with short-term execution
• Utilize storyboarding techniques
• Pay close attention to details
• Demonstrate “love” for product, employees, customers, and self

Find out why Walt Disney’s Dream, Believe, Dare, Do principles continue to redefine the nature of business and revolutionize the art of management, while learning how to implement them in your own organization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781259583872
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 04/22/2016
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 509,321
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

In 1993,

Bill Capodagli

co-founded Capodagli Jackson Consulting and has since become one of the most requested keynote speakers on the corporate cultures of both Disney and Pixar. He is also a well-known expert on customer-centric culture transformations in which he guides leaders to adopt Walt’s timeless success credo.

Lynn Jackson

is a co-founder of Capodagli Jackson Consulting and has been helping leaders and teams to embrace the principles of Disney and Pixar for over 20 years. She holds an M.S. degree in organizational development and instructional systems technology, and develops workshops based upon Walt Disney’s Dream, Believe, Dare, Do principles.

Capodagli and Jackson also co-authored

The Disney Way Fieldbook: How to Implement Walt Disney's Vision of "Dream, Believe, Dare, Do" in Your Company


Leading at the Speed of Change: Using New Economy Rules to Invigorate Old Economy Companies


Innovate the Pixar Way: Business Lessons from the World’s Most Creative Corporate Playground


Learn more about Capodagli Jackson Consulting at

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Third Edition John Christensen ix

Preface to the Third Edition xi

Chapter 1 Walt's Way 1


Chapter 2 Make Everyone's Dreams Come True 15


Chapter 3 You Better Believe It 31

Chapter 4 Never a Customer, Always a Guest 53

Chapter 5 All for One and One for All 75

Chapter 6 Share the Spotlight 101


Chapter 7 Dare to Dare 125


Chapter 8 Practice, Practice, Practice 143

Chapter 9 Make Your Elephant Fly-Plan 163

Chapter 10 Capture the Magic with Storyboards 179

Chapter 11 Give Details Top Billing 203

Chapter 12 Love: The Real Pixie Dust 215

Putting It Together

Chapter 13 Ottawa County, Michigan: Disney's Success Credo Transforms County Government 233

Chapter 14 Producing a Customer-Centric Culture: An Implementation Strategy 253

Epilogue. The Magic Continues 263

Acknowledgments 271

Index 275

About the Authors 287

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