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Management Lessons From the Happiest Place on Earth

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Disney managers adopt and live out a people-first mindset.

Who is responsible for this "Mickey Mouse operation"? That's what people used to ask whenever something was amateurish, substandard, or wacky nonsense. The saying came about because the first Mickey Mouse cartoons were filled with ridiculous situations and solutions. The old Hollywood types viewed anything Walt and Roy Disney did that way. In 1923, Disney had two employees, no revenue, no value, no respect, and no popular b


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