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Publisher's Summary

When it comes to world-class employees, few organizations rival Disney. Famous for their friendliness, knowledge, passion, and superior customer service, Disney's employees have been fueling the iconic brand's wild success for more than 50 years.

How has Disney succeeded in maintaining such a powerful workforce for so many years? Why are so many corporations and executives drawn to study how Disney continues to exemplify service and leadership standards?

The Disney University, founded by Van France, trains the supporting cast that helps create the world-famous Disney Magic. Now, for the first time, the secrets of this exemplary institution are revealed. In Disney U, Doug Lipp examines how Van perpetuated Walt Disney's timeless company values and leadership lessons, creating a training and development dynasty. It contains never-before-told stories from numerous Disney legends. These pioneers share behind-the-scenes success stories of how they helped bring Walt Disney's dream to life.

Disney U reveals the heart of the Disney culture and describes the company's values and operational philosophies that support the iconic brand. Doug Lipp lays out 13 timeless lessons Disney has used to drive profits and growth worldwide for more than half a century.

To this day, the Disney University continues to turn out some of the most engaged, loyal, and customer-centered employees the business world has ever seen. Using the lessons outlined in Disney U will set your organization on a path of sustained success.

©2014 Doug Lipp (P)2014 McGraw-Hill Education

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great listen

Informative and conversational fun to listen to with some inside stories that were interesting to hear

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Relevant to any organization in any industry

Disney U is a well narrated well written account of how Disney has developed its workforce of "cast members" over several decades to maintain the Disney show as the "Happiest Place on Earth".

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great outline and direction for any training

What a great glimpse
email into the direction and opportunities for any training and education department

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Great book

Thinking outside the box. It is the class of Disney. Well written and an easy read.

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I found the beginning fable or mock story really annoying and uninteresting but after that the book picked up and had some good info in it. This hs soe good info on employee onboardng systems and some really interesting insight on company expansion and how to handle growth.

Found several things in here we will be implementing.

"Walk the park" will be at the top of the list.

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Great story in building a culture

There are the reflection sections at the end of each chapter to help the readers see the practicality of the stories.

The narrator's voice can make you feel a little sleepy.

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Thee Best!!

I would love to go to Disney U! This Audible book is a very valuable tool for employers and employees. Thank you!!

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Gets you thinking

This audiobook outlined several different methodologies and concepts that connect with the way we should do business but don't. The person listening should reflect deeply upon how their training structure is aligned and how you can connected directly to the emotion feelings and outcomes of people. The reader is not glamorous but the information is spot on.

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Great Book, narration sounds like a computer voice

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The content of the book itself is interesting and any Disney fanatic would like to hear about how their training was developed and progressed. The issue I have with the book is the narration as it sounds like the book was typed into a computer.

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Interesting insights into the world of Disney

A great insight into how to create engaged employees and work hard and play hard