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Drucker Business Forum - Why Great Partnerships Succeed: Michael Eisner in conversation with Keith Ferrazzi

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Michael Eisner is the former Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, and now heads The Tornante Company. Keith Ferrazzi is CEO of the consulting, training and research firm, Ferrazzi, Greenlight. 



Join us for a DRUCKER BUSINESS FORUM in downtown Los Angeles at Zipper Hall at The Colburn School co-presented by KPCC


Michael Eisner Keith Ferrazzi  







Michael Eisner in conversation with Keith Ferrazzi


Breakfast: 7:45-8:30am

Forum: 8:30-9:30am followed by book signing


Zipper Hall, The Colburn School

200 S. Grand Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90012


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Michael D. Eisner has been a leader in the American entertainment industry for four decades. 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 Eisner 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 Michael founded The Tornante Company, a privately held corporation that makes investments in and incubates companies and opportunities in the media and entertainment space


In WORKING TOGETHER: Why Great Partnerships Succeed, Eisner showcases nine successful partnerships and what makes them tick, while explaining how his collaboration with Franks Wells made much of his heralded Disney triumph possible.


Some of these partnerships include: Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger (Berkshire Hathaway); Bill and Melinda Gates (The Gates Foundation); Brian Grazer and Ron Howard (Imagine Entertainment); Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell (Studio 54); Arthur Blank and Bernie Marcus (The Home Depot); Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken (restaurateurs); and John Angelo and Michael Gordon (finance).


Keith Ferrazzi is an expert on business relationship development, is the author of the bestseller, Who’s Got Your Back. As CEO of the consulting, training, and research firm Ferrazzi Greenlight, he counsels leading business enterprises on how to dramatically accelerate the development of business relationships to drive sales, spark innovation, and create team cohesion. Ferrazzi is a thought leader and advocate for corporate citizenship, rallying executives around initiatives to improve healthcare and education nationwide. Ferrazzi has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Inc., and Fast Company.

His previous book, Never Eat Alone, was a also a bestseller. He has held the position of Chief Marketing Officer at Deloitte Consulting, and later at Starwood Hotels.  For more information visit him at: www.keithferrazzi.com.


The Drucker Business Forum is produced by The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University with additional support from the Pearson Foundation.  The series is co-presented by KPCC


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