Michael Eisner Famous Quotes & Sayings

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59 Michael Eisner Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Michael Eisner Sayings: Creativity can flourish within sensible financial limitations. Creativity can flourish within sensible financial limitations.
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Michael Eisner Sayings: There's a fine line between what would characterize you as a troglodyte and what would 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.
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Michael Eisner Sayings: 21 years as CEO is a long time. I was and probably still am the 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.
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Michael Eisner Sayings: I always went into an area that was in last place, with a philosophy, 'You I always went into an area that was in last place, with a philosophy, 'You can't fall off the floor.' And I was lucky, was at the right time and the right place, with the right ideas, and each one of these areas became number one.
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Michael Eisner Sayings: We cannot escape that Hollywood is in the middle of a wave of technological change. We cannot escape that Hollywood is in the middle of a wave of technological change. The current angst over all the implications of new entertainment technology is nothing new.
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Michael Eisner Sayings: If it's not growing, it's going to die. If it's not growing, it's going to die.
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Michael Eisner Sayings: Nobody has a bigger cult than Warren Buffett. Nobody has a bigger cult than Warren Buffett.
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Michael Eisner Sayings: When I read biographies, I'm only interested in the first few chapters. I'm not interested 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.
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Michael Eisner Sayings: The odds of being successful are the same for every group that is educated in The odds of being successful are the same for every group that is educated in America. It's just that the group that is not wealthy is 95 percent of the population. So if there are 100 successful people in a room, probably 95 out of 100 came from more modest means.
Michael Eisner Sayings: Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good. Failing is a Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience.
Michael Eisner Sayings: Failure is good as long as it doesn't become a habit. Failure is good as long as it doesn't become a habit.
Michael Eisner Sayings: To punish failure is yet another way to encourage mediocrity. To punish failure is yet another way to encourage mediocrity.
Michael Eisner Sayings: If you're soft and fuzzy, like our little characters, you become the skinny kid on 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.
Michael Eisner Sayings: I find that, once you get into a position where you can afford a pair I find that, once you get into a position where you can afford a pair of shoes and a decent level of living, success in itself is empty.
Michael Eisner Sayings: I think when you get inured with the past, you get committed to the past, I think when you get inured with the past, you get committed to the past, you stop growing.
Michael Eisner Sayings: A brand is a living entity-and it is enriched or undermined cumulatively over time, the A brand is a living entity-and it is enriched or undermined cumulatively over time, the product of a thousand small gestures.
Michael Eisner Sayings: My best idea was to not accept my wife's negative reaction when I asked her My best idea was to not accept my wife's negative reaction when I asked her to marry me.
Michael Eisner Sayings: You can't succeed unless you've got failure, especially creatively. You can't succeed unless you've got failure, especially creatively.
Michael Eisner Sayings: If you're really good, you should express yourself ... a lot. If you're really good, you should express yourself ... a lot.
Michael Eisner Sayings: Fear of failure is a far worse condition than failure itself, because it kills off Fear of failure is a far worse condition than failure itself, because it kills off possibilities.
Michael Eisner Sayings: Well, when you're trying to create things that are new, you have to be prepared Well, when you're trying to create things that are new, you have to be prepared to be on the edge of risk.
Michael Eisner Sayings: Many people you think are individual achievers in fact have either a strong spousal partner 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 Sayings: Over time, the product we produce has been consistently successful here in America and around Over time, the product we produce has been consistently successful here in America and around the world. Apparently, we are doing something right.
Michael Eisner Sayings: I'm not sure I was a typical head of a company. Most people that run I'm not sure I was a typical head of a company. Most people that run big companies come out of sales and they come out of marketing and they're quite serious and they have MBA's from very good schools and things like that. I'm an accidental CEO, thank the Disney Company.
Michael Eisner Sayings: There's no good idea that can't be improved on. There's no good idea that can't be improved on.
Michael Eisner Sayings: You just have to make sure the model you're working on does not undersell your You just have to make sure the model you're working on does not undersell your product.
Michael Eisner Sayings: Privacy laws are our biggest impediment to us obtaining our objectives. Privacy laws are our biggest impediment to us obtaining our objectives.
Michael Eisner Sayings: I don't think individual achievement in business is the most meaningful way for it to I don't think individual achievement in business is the most meaningful way for it to operate.
Michael Eisner Sayings: Management is not a science, it is an art. Management is not a science, it is an art.
Michael Eisner Sayings: To this day, I fondly recall the challenges of building a fire, pitching a tent, To this day, I fondly recall the challenges of building a fire, pitching a tent, climbing a New England mountain, canoeing on a lake. Camp songs still resonate inside me. Competition exists at Keewaydin, of course, but nobody fails summer camp, a nice respite from winters of fortune and misfortune at school.
Michael Eisner Sayings: A company that pays attention to the family unit is a successful company. We don't 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 Sayings: Graduate school is a place to hide for a couple of years. Graduate school is a place to hide for a couple of years.
Michael Eisner Sayings: Years later, I found myself running a network television division and then a movie studio 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 Sayings: Failure is good as long as it does not become a habit. Failure is good as long as it does not become a habit.
Michael Eisner Sayings: Diversity is a great force towards creativity. Diversity is a great force towards creativity.
Michael Eisner Sayings: User-generated content is not done by professionals. The best user-generated content eventually becomes those people User-generated content is not done by professionals. The best user-generated content eventually becomes those people gravitated in the professional world.
Michael Eisner Sayings: The only thing that gives [new technology] purpose is the kind of creative content we The only thing that gives [new technology] purpose is the kind of creative content we all produce.
Michael Eisner Sayings: You either play by the rules, change the rules, or get out, altogether. You either play by the rules, change the rules, or get out, altogether.
Michael Eisner Sayings: The movie business has always been like the wild-catting oil business. Everyone wants a gusher. The movie business has always been like the wild-catting oil business. Everyone wants a gusher.
Michael Eisner Sayings: We all know that the Disney brand is our most valuable asset. It is the 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 Sayings: The company should be run from a creative point of view rather than a financial The company should be run from a creative point of view rather than a financial point of view.
Michael Eisner Sayings: A decision will be made before it's too late or soon thereafter. A decision will be made before it's too late or soon thereafter.
Michael Eisner Sayings: If you make something good, eventually the audience will be there, eventually there will be If you make something good, eventually the audience will be there, eventually there will be something on the Internet that is a cultural phenomenon that's not available anywhere else, that's not available on television broadcasts, that's not on cable, it's only on some Web site. And the world will find it. And when that happens, it will be what the 'kiss' was to the theatrical movie business, 5,000 years ago or whenever it was.
Michael Eisner Sayings: Sometimes you have to be worn out and burnt out to become authentic and original. Sometimes you have to be worn out and burnt out to become authentic and original.
Michael Eisner Sayings: Television is very much like the motion picture; you need high-end product that will first Television is very much like the motion picture; you need high-end product that will first go on broadcast or cable and eventually on the Internet, and then the lifespan of this content being distributed worldwide.
Michael Eisner Sayings: Content has always driven the business. Now it's no longer the queen to a king 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 Sayings: Eventually the consumer will come to appreciate the editorial point of view of every different Eventually the consumer will come to appreciate the editorial point of view of every different brand. User-generated content without editorial oversight will simply be background noise.
Michael Eisner Sayings: In every business, in every industry, management does matter. In every business, in every industry, management does matter.
Michael Eisner Sayings: I gravitate toward the team thing. I'm not a golfer - I much prefer basketball. I gravitate toward the team thing. I'm not a golfer - I much prefer basketball.
Michael Eisner Sayings: The whole business starts with ideas, and we're convinced that ideas come out of an 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 Sayings: Recovering from failure is often easier than building from success. Recovering from failure is often easier than building from success.
Michael Eisner Sayings: I grew up Jewish. I am Jewish. I went to an Episcopal high school. I I grew up Jewish. I am Jewish. I went to an Episcopal high school. I went to a Baptist college. I've taken every comparative-religion course that was available. God? I have no idea.
Michael Eisner Sayings: Doing stuff that I don't have to talk about because I'm not in a public Doing stuff that I don't have to talk about because I'm not in a public company is fantastic.
Michael Eisner Sayings: It doesn't matter whether it comes in by cable, telephone lines, computor, or satellite. Everyone's It doesn't matter whether it comes in by cable, telephone lines, computor, or satellite. Everyone's going to have to deal with Disney.
Michael Eisner Sayings: It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime.
Michael Eisner Sayings: I find that no matter how long a meeting goes on, the best ideas always 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 Sayings: I remember the first time we stood in this spot. We were on the deck I remember the first time we stood in this spot. We were on the deck of a boat in the middle of what was then Penny's Bay, envisioning what could be, what would be, what will be. Six years later, through our dream partnership with Hong Kong government, the creative dream is now a reality. Hong Kong Disneyland stands before us as a living symbol of the creativity and imagination that are the heart and soul of Disney.
Michael Eisner Sayings: My strength is coming up with two outs in the last of the ninth. My strength is coming up with two outs in the last of the ninth.
Michael Eisner Sayings: There's no good idea that cannot be improved on. There's no good idea that cannot be improved on.