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

The Business of Walt Disney available at amazon

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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. Read more

Author Barry Linetsky

Did Walt Disney Really Say That?

Did Walt Disney really say this?

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 them. In some instances, there is positive evidence that significantly undermines confidence in the probability that a quote attributed to Walt Disney is authentic. Read more

Author Barry Linetsky

Disney History Blog Reviews The Business of Walt Disney

Didier Ghez’s Disney History blog

Didier Ghez, one of the foremost Disney researchers and prolific author of dozens of important books on Walt Disney Studio-related history, is first out of the blocks with a review of my recent book dealing with the business aspects of Walt Disney’s career. The review appeared today at Ghez’s Disney History blog,

The Disney History blog is a great resource for discovering the latest book releases and other miscellaneous items of interest to Disney history buffs. And Ghez’s Walt’s People series of books containing interview transcripts of people who worked with Walt and for the studio is an excellent and highly valuable resource for those with an infatuation for a behind the scenes look at the people and stories that populated Walt’s world. I love reading these interviews and hearing from the artists themselves as they reflect on their own careers and major studio events.

Here’s Didier Ghez’s review in its entirety, published on 20 June 2017. Read more

Author’s Page for The Business of Walt Disney with Book Excerpts

Theme Park Press has posted the release and availability of The Business of Walt Disney on its site along with an author page, description of the book, and the Introduction. There are also two excerpts from TBWD, the first from Chapter 16, and the second from Success Principle 3.