Tag: business strategy

How Disney Creates Its Magic

June 4th, 2009   •   1 comment   

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Disneyland California’s Main Street Train Station

“Mickey Mouse management isn’t a joke. It’s the ticket to your business future.”

So says the book The Disney Way – Harnessing the Management Secrets of Disney in Your Company by Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson. Extolling the virtues of the world’s largest entertainment and media company, the volume is peppered with tales of how Walt Disney with the support of his brother Roy Disney started this company in 1923 with just $500 borrowed from their uncle and grew it over the decades.
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Creating a Sustainable Social Media Enterprise

August 27th, 2008   •   3 comments   


Can you compete against what’s there in the social media universe? (courtesy of fredcavazza)

As social media gains in popularity and starts attaining mainstream status, more and more “netrepreneurs” have hopped onto the “blogwagon”. Peddling new and exciting platforms, tools, widgets, and channels, they are relentless in pushing them out. The sad thing is that many of them often do not have a clue about the basics of how markets work.

Here are some of my thoughts (admittedly recycled from an email I wrote many moons ago) on what one should consider before starting anything 2.0-ish in nature.

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Saying Sorry is Good for Business

August 22nd, 2008   •   3 comments   

Saying Sorry is Good for Business
Image courtesy of Billboard

“Sorry” may be the hottest hit by Justin Beiber on the charts today. However, it is still incredibly hard for companies to say.

And that has led to so many countless cases of organisational grief over the years.
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