Entries by Barry Linetsky

Part 2: Science, Human Action, The Search for “Truth”, and Consequences

Sam Harris–Jordan Peterson “What is True?” Post-Podcast Analysis (2/20) © 2018, Barry L. Linetsky. All Rights Reserved. The challenge Sam Harris faced in his discussion with Jordan Peterson on his Waking Up podcast episode 62, in my opinion, is that he couldn’t or wouldn’t comprehend the position Peterson was putting forth because it was outside of his […]

New Book Review: “This book was a page turner.”

© 2018, Barry L. Linetsky. All Rights Reserved A new five-star review of my book The Business of Walt Disney and the Nine Principles of his Success appeared on amazon this week, courtesy of Jerry Kirkpatrick. Jerry Kirkpatrick is Professor Emeritus of International Business and Marketing, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Good Work and Creative Innovation

This excerpt from the book Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet by Howard Gardner, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and William Damon (2001) struck a chord with me. I immediately thought of creative geniuses like Walt Disney and Steve Jobs, but these observations equally apply to lesser minds who dedicate large aspects of their lives to working long […]

Did Walt Disney Really Say That?

Many quotes commonly attributed to Walt Disney have become Internet memes and find their way into articles and blogs as an inspiration for others. As inspiring as they may be, it turns out that many of these inspirational Disneyesque quotes are fake, in the sense that there is no evidence that Walt Disney ever said […]

It’s a Wonderful Way to Learn About Emergent Order

I have been listening to and learning about economics from Russ Roberts’ EconTalk podcasts  for years. Roberts is an economist and research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institute, and author of many books, the most recent being How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness. He’s also an […]

Today, December 5th, Is Walt Disney’s Birthday. That’s Something to Celebrate!

Today, December 5, is Walt Disney’s birthday. Born in 1901, Walt Disney passed away on December 15, 1966 at the age of 65. As a legendary and iconoclastic entrepreneur, his rags-to-riches life story is one of amazing and inspiring entrepreneurial courage and success. Walt Disney was a tenacious visionary who dedicated his life to the […]