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38 Michael Eisner Quotes on Success (DISNEY)

Top 10 Most Famous Michael Eisner Quotes (BEST)

“Many people you think are individual achievers in fact have either a strong spousal partner over many years or a business partner who’s either in the background, not given enough publicity or less egocentric.”

Michael Eisner
It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime.Pin
It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime.
A brand is a living entity-and it is enriched or undermined cumulatively over time, the product of a thousand small gestures.Pin
A brand is a living entity-and it is enriched or undermined cumulatively over time, the product of a thousand small gestures.
Balanced emotions are crucial to intuitive decision making.Pin
Balanced emotions are crucial to intuitive decision making.
There's no good idea that cannot be improved on.Pin
There’s no good idea that cannot be improved on.

“Content has always driven the business. Now it’s no longer the queen to a king of distribution; it is the king, king, king, because the consumer has complete choice.”

Michael Eisner
You either play by the rules, change the rules, or get out, altogether.Pin
You either play by the rules, change the rules, or get out, altogether.
To punish failure is yet another way to encourage mediocrity.Pin
To punish failure is yet another way to encourage mediocrity.
Fear of failure is a far worse condition than failure itself, because it kills off possibilities.Pin
Fear of failure is a far worse condition than failure itself, because it kills off possibilities.
Well, when you're trying to create things that are new, you have to be prepared to be on the edge of risk.Pin
Well, when you’re trying to create things that are new, you have to be prepared to be on the edge of risk.

6 Inspirational Michael Eisner Quotes on Failure and Success

“When I read biographies, I’m only interested in the first few chapters. I’m not interested in when people become successful. I’m interested in what made them successful.”

Michael Eisner
Recovering from failure is often easier than building from success.Pin
Recovering from failure is often easier than building from success.
Failure is good as long as it does not become a habit.Pin
Failure is good as long as it does not become a habit.
Sometimes you have to be worn out and burnt out to become authentic and original.Pin
Sometimes you have to be worn out and burnt out to become authentic and original.
Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience.Pin
Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience.

“Years later, I found myself running a network television division and then a movie studio and now an entire entertainment company. But, much of the success I’ve achieved can be traced to the direct and metaphorical lessons I learned in building those campfires. I can hardly think of an aspect of my life that wasn’t positively affected by my camping experience.”

Michael Eisner

7 WiseMichael Eisner Quotes that will Make You Think (WISDOM)

“There’s a fine line between what would characterize you as a troglodyte and what would characterize you as a brilliant, avant-garde, forward-thinking genius. There’s some middle ground.”

Michael Eisner
Doing stuff that I don't have to talk about because I'm not in a public company is fantastic.Pin
Doing stuff that I don’t have to talk about because I’m not in a public company is fantastic.
If it's not growing, it's going to die.Pin
If it’s not growing, it’s going to die.

“I find that no matter how long a meeting goes on, the best ideas always come during the final five minutes, when people drop their guard and I ask them what they really think.”

Michael Eisner
A decision will be made before it's too late or soon thereafter.Pin
A decision will be made before it’s too late or soon thereafter.
Diversity is a great force towards creativity.Pin
Diversity is a great force towards creativity.

“The whole business starts with ideas, and we’re convinced that ideas come out of an environment of supportive conflict, which is synonymous with appropriate friction.”

Michael Eisner

7 PowerfulMichael Eisner Quotes on Business

“A company that pays attention to the family unit is a successful company. We don’t isolate the family. We don’t make rides that say, ‘Hey mom, dad, you go sit on the bench.'”

Michael Eisner
In every business, in every industry, management does matter.Pin
In every business, in every industry, management does matter.
Creativity can flourish within sensible financial limitations.Pin
Creativity can flourish within sensible financial limitations.
I don't think individual achievement in business is the most meaningful way for it to operate.Pin
I don’t think individual achievement in business is the most meaningful way for it to operate.
If you're soft and fuzzy, like our little characters, you become the skinny kid on the beach, and people in this business don't mind kicking sand in your face.Pin
If you’re soft and fuzzy, like our little characters, you become the skinny kid on the beach, and people in this business don’t mind kicking sand in your face.
The movie business has always been like the wild-catting oil business. Everyone wants a gusher.Pin
The movie business has always been like the wild-catting oil business. Everyone wants a gusher.
It doesn't matter whether it comes in by cable, telephone lines, computer, or satellite. Everyone's going to have to deal with Disney.Pin
It doesn’t matter whether it comes in by cable, telephone lines, computer, or satellite. Everyone’s going to have to deal with Disney.

5 Michael Eisner Quotes on Leadership

“We all know that the Disney brand is our most valuable asset. It is the sum total of our seventy-five years in business, of our reputation, of everything that we stand for.”

Michael Eisner
21 years as CEO is a long time. I was and probably still am the longest serving CEO in America. Certainly I am in the media industry, bar none.Pin
21 years as CEO is a long time. I was and probably still am the longest serving CEO in America. Certainly I am in the media industry, bar none.
Management is not a science, it is an art.Pin
Management is not a science, it is an art.
My strength is coming up with two outs in the last of the ninth.Pin
My strength is coming up with two outs in the last of the ninth.
The only thing that gives [new technology] purpose is the kind of creative content we all produce.Pin
The only thing that gives [new technology] purpose is the kind of creative content we all produce.

3 Michael Eisner Quotes About Life

My best idea was to not accept my wife's negative reaction when I asked her to marry me.Pin
My best idea was to not accept my wife’s negative reaction when I asked her to marry me.
I gravitate toward the team thing. I'm not a golfer - I much prefer basketball.Pin
I gravitate toward the team thing. I’m not a golfer – I much prefer basketball.
I think when you get inured with the past, you get committed to the past, you stop growing.Pin
I think when you get inured with the past, you get committed to the past, you stop growing.
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