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Back To The Future

How many have been written or recorded?

Mickey Mouse ears from behind
Stumbled on some old photos Disney Institute yesterday.

How many have been written or recorded?

How many books and articles have been written and how many videos and podcasts have been recorded about having a positive attitude?

What are they all trying to say?

They can’t all be saying something different.

So how have you sifted through it all to create your personal leadership template?

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Joy In Your Spirit

A rock and a flower

some stones and a flower
Stone from Glacier National Park. Flower from backyard.

A rock and a flower.

Can you see unspeakable joy?

What if you could?

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Disney Leadership Book

First Principles Thinking – irrefutable truth?

Every once in awhile, the Universe offers you a clue that something you came up with on your own is actually something rare, and valuable.

Yesterday’s email included the daily dose of Hugh McLeod at Gaping Void Art.

It was a link in Hugh’s daily message that led to the screen shot coming up…

In the center of the screen shot below is the word-for-word phrase i use to tell others what’s different about my Disney Approach.

Deconstruct then reconstruct.

 

i’ve spent my life deconstructing Disney’s DNA and reconstructing it in brilliantly simplistic fashion.

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Disney Keynote Speakers
This is the way i describe what 30 years at Disney, especially the last 15 teaching at Disney Institute has allowed me to make my life’s work.

 

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First principles thinking is about deconstructing what looks complex and then reconstructing it in a simple breakdown of reality – let’s call it irrefutable truth.

Click on the hyperlink in the previous sentence to read more about the concept Aristotle is credited with inventing and Elon Musk is credited for famously applying.

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Dear Son

If you can’t explain it simply…

simplicity
Hugh McLeod from GapingVoid Art is my favorite cartoonist.

 

 

Simplicity
The point is made with the cartoon. Hugh’s daily email features a piece of art (first photo) and then a business insight (second photo). No need to read the fine print after Einstein’s quote.

 

We’re born. We live a life. We die.

Simple.

Except for the living part.

Live like you mean.

The only thing that complicates the living is how long we get to do it.

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One Question A Day?

Why is simplicity so compellingly attractive?

Placing postage stamps upside down
The tradition (now a habit) of placing postage stamps upside down started in 1996. It was a way to say “i love you” to my dying Grandmother.

 

Why is it so challenging to simplify our life?

Simplify.

Simplicity.

Simple.

Doesn’t the very goal word personify simplicity.

How can simplifying be complex, difficult?

Why do so many people, and so many organizations, and so many countries struggle with this?

Why is simplicity so compellingly attractive?

Why is it so difficult?

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

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