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 Ferrazziis 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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