An inspiring biography of one of the most influential and beloved figures of the 21st century, based on more than a thousand interviews. "I've read every book that has ever been written about Walt Disney, going back to some that were published in the 1930s. How to Be Like Walt] is by far the most enjoyable to read of them all "
Tim O'Day, Disney Scholar
"How to Be Like Walt is a fitting tribute to Walt's memory and an important contribution to the Disney legacy . . . Now more than ever, we need people with the qualities Walt had: optimism, imagination, creativity, leadership, integrity, courage, boldness, perseverance, commitment to excellence, reverence for the past, hope for tomorrow, and faith in God."
How to Be Like is a "character biography" series: biographies that also draw out important lessons from the life of their subjects. In this new book-by far the most exhaustive in the series-Pat Williams tackles one of the most influential people in recent history.
While many recent biographies of Walt Disney have reveled in the negative, this book takes an honest but positive look at the man behind the myth. For the first time, the book pulls together all the various strands of Disney's life into one straightforward, easy-to-read tale of imagination, perseverance, and optimism. Far from a preachy or oppressive tome, this book scrapes away the minutiae to capture the true magic of a brilliant maverick.
My grandfather believed so much in what he was doing that he put his name on everything. He had a thirst for life, a strong work ethic, and a willingness to take great risks in order to achieve great things. We could all benefit by studying the lessons of his life.
|It All Started with a Boy||p. 1|
|Anything Is Possible||p. 19|
|Imagination Unlimited||p. 51|
|Animated Leadership||p. 73|
|Betting the Studio||p. 109|
|Triumph to Tragedy||p. 127|
|The Plus Factor||p. 149|
|The Man with Stick-to-it-ivity||p. 177|
|A Sponge for Ideas||p. 217|
|The Man Who Saw Tomorrow||p. 231|
|Living for the Next Generation||p. 245|
|A Man of Singular Focus||p. 263|
|The Show Must Go On||p. 299|
|The Real Walt Disney||p. 327|
|Walt Lives!||p. 363|
|About the Author||p. 400|
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Series: How to Be Like
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: Health Communications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 15.2 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.55