Working Together by Michael D. Eisner


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The stories are great and every reader will find a different partnership that he or she identifies most with...
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In Working Together, a fascinating and invaluable look at why great partnerships succeed, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner discusses how professional partnerships have contributed to his success. In addition, Eisner tells the stories of nine other highly successful business collaborations, including Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti, Bill and Melinda Gates, Joe Torre and Don Zimmer, and Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.

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For four decades, Michael D. Eisner has been a leader in the American entertainment industry. He began his career at ABC, where he helped take the network from number three to number one in prime-time, daytime, and children's television. In 1976 he became president of Paramount Pictures, turning out hit films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark and Saturday Night Fever. In 1984 Esiner was appointed chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company and, in the ensuing twenty-one years, transformed it from a film and theme park company with $1.8 billion in enterprise value into a global media empire valued at $80 billion. In 2005 Esiner founded The Tornante Company, a privately held corporation that makes investments in and incubates companies and opportunities in the media and entertainment space. Visit his website at
Published September 14, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 308 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction
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The Telegraph

Reviewed by The Telegraph on Oct 07 2012

...a book highlighting the lesser-known role of partnerships in business, entertainment and sport.

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Business Week

Below average
Reviewed by Bloomberg Business Week on Sep 23 2010

Eisner slips into the realm of the absurd when he proposes that more successful partnerships might be an antidote to the virus of executive greed that led, he boldly asserts, to the recent financial crisis.

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Stew Over

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Reviewed by Dave on Jul 24 2012

...I realized that the book was much less about how all these partnerships found success than about why Eisner thinks he is so successful.

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Reviewed by wstribune on Jun 12 2012

Using his own collaboration with Frank Wells at Disney as a launching point for examining other famously successful partnerships, Eisner offers us an intimate and deeply personal look at some of the most rewarding business partnerships...

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Jim Hill Media

Reviewed by Jim Hill on Sep 14 2010

Which pretends to be this book full of great corporate insights, but - in its heart of hearts - it's really an affectionate tribute to this late great Disney Legend.

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Value Restoration Project

Reviewed by Value Restoration Project on Feb 16 2011

The stories are great and every reader will find a different partnership that he or she identifies most with...

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