Big things are happening this year–what organizational lessons from Disney will you be able to apply to your company in 2017? Our second podcast notes five of these milestones, and discuss lessons you can take from them for your own organization. You’ll see that their successes and failures could teach you a lot about how you … Read more
A recent poll by Shanghai Daily showed that over 1 in 4 readers were concerned about the potential misbehavior of other guests when in the park. Their concern is that it might not end up being the “happiest place on earth” after all. One person noted…”it will be the same old story, Chinese people have no manners … Read more
Anyone who has been aboard the Disney Cruise Line knows the attention to a myriad of details is what makes that experience so incredible. The furnishings are exquisite, from lighting to railings to flooring. Our focus today is on just one small part of the total experience–mosaic tiles. Mosaic tiling is an often used in … Read more
This last week Disney released its first quarter results ending on December 28, 2013. This plus the annual report of 2013 suggests that the results are…well…fantasmic! Every facet of the organization is doing well. Here’s a summary of what’s going well: 1. The box office is hot–in particular due to the success of Frozen, Thor, … Read more
I had the privilege of enjoying a short anniversary trip with my wife on the Disney Cruise Line last week. The Disney Dream is an amazing ship, and what an incredible time we had. It was in so many ways a complete wow. Probably because almost everything with the Disney Cruise Line exceeded my expectations, … Read more
I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1972, in fifth grade, I went to Disneyland. We didn’t go in the summer following 6th grade so I saved my money working lawn jobs and paid for my family to go on vacation to Disneyland at age 12. We stayed at the brand new Howard Johnson Hotel … Read more
Read this great insight about how Disney came together to create the Disney Cruise Line. It also notes how Disney failed when it came to coming together to build the original Disney California Adventure. You can read more here.