I was concerned when I realized I had purchased a 23 hour book but it is hard to stop listening to this. Who knew how many letters these guys would write about personal relationships?
It is a glimpse into a high stakes world of money and the personal foibles of those in power.
very very good up to the end. at which point it rushes to a conclusion. it needs another year or two of timeline.
For any die hard Disney buffs this book is mandatory reading. However this book is primarily corporate finger pointing with some interesting insider information on major Disney projects. The narration leaves a lot to be desired, many mistakes.
While there are lots of tidbits in this book, in the end I wasn't left feeling as if I had gotten any deeper insight other than a recital of events over a long period of time. It was an OK listen but if I had to do it over again now that I know what's in the book, I would have selected a different one.
I've both read & listened to this book & I definitely prefer the audio version for a few reasons. I only hope to find more titles with the same excitement & allure.
The Walt Disney Co & it's business struggles, both public & behind the scenes.
He's absolutely engaging & does a great job adding life to the words on the pages.
I was simply entranced by the story & all the secrets it uncovered about a subject that I'm so passionate about. I was excited, happy, angry & hopeful throughout my listening experience.
If you are interested in Disney (especially it's operations) you'll love it, but it also gives a good look at the struggles in big business too. I plan to listen to it many more times through the years to come.
Very thorough and intriguing saga of the rise and fall of Michael Eisner. Full of interesting tidbits and history.
Well researched and structured. I only wish it extended through Eisner's entire Disney career and changes put into effect after his departure.
This is my absolute favorite Disney book. I love the back room stories and hearing the inside conversations. If you're a Disney fan who appreciates the business side of the company, this is definitely the book for you. Once you start you won't want to stop. I can't recommend this book enough. It has everything you want and more!