Tag: Walt Disney


Building an Entrepreneurial Team

When we think of entrepreneurs, we have a tendency to think of well-known visionaries like Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates. Interestingly, while each of these men went on to run very large organizations, we also have a tendency to think of entrepreneurs as being part of very small or one-person organizations.

Thank Those Who Helped You Dream Big; Then Pay It Forward

Have you ever had someone encourage you to dream big or had someone say you could be anything you wanted to be? Maybe you were lucky enough to have a parent or grandparent who convinced you that there are no limits. Or maybe a teacher or coach inspired you to consider opportunities that otherwise might […]

4 Business Lessons from Walt Disney and Mary Poppins

Last night, my wife encouraged me to watch the movie Saving Mr. Banks, and I’m glad she did. The movie, which stars Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, tells the story of Walt Disney’s dogged quest to obtain the rights to make a movie based on P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins.

Espionage in an Employee Handbook?

Yesterday, we went back in time and looked at some interesting policies from Walt Disney’s 1943 employee handbook. Today, a few more — as well as a foolproof way to ensure your handbook is always current and complete.