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Zusatztext "[Stewart] weaves the creative! corporate! financial and personality streams of the Disney Co.'s fate into one astonishingly complete and gripping real-life drama." Informationen zum Autor James B. Stewart is a columnist at The New York Times and the author of numerous books including the blockbuster Den of Thieves, Blood Sport, DisneyWar, and his most recent New York Times bestseller,  Unscripted . He won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the stock market crash and insider trading. He is a regular contributor to  SmartMoney  and  The New Yorker.  He is a professor of business journalism at Columbia University and lives in New York. Klappentext Now in paperback comes the riveting account of Hollywood, big business, big egos, and corporate street fighting as bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stewart takes readers inside the epic battle for control of the world's leading entertainment company. of photos. Zusammenfassung The dramatic inside story of the downfall of Michael Eisner—Disney Chairman and CEO—and the scandals that drove America’s best-known entertainment company to civil war. “When You Wish Upon a Star!” “Whistle While You Work!” “The Happiest Place on Earth”—these are lyrics indelibly linked to Disney! one of the most admired and best-known companies in the world. So when Roy Disney! chairman of Walt Disney Animation and nephew of founder Walt Disney! abruptly resigned in November 2003 and declared war on chairman and chief executive Michael Eisner! he sent shock waves through the entertainment industry! corporate boardrooms! theme parks! and living rooms around the world—everywhere Disney does business and its products are cherished. Drawing on unprecedented access to both Eisner and Roy Disney! current and former Disney executives and board members! as well as thousands of pages of never-before-seen letters! memos! transcripts! and other documents! James B. Stewart gets to the bottom of mysteries that have enveloped Disney for years: What really caused the rupture with studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg! a man who once regarded Eisner as a father but who became his fiercest rival? How could Eisner have so misjudged Michael Ovitz! a man who was not only “the most powerful man in Hollywood” but also his friend! whom he appointed as Disney president and immediately wanted to fire? What caused the break between Eisner and Pixar chairman Steve Jobs! and why did Pixar abruptly abandon its partnership with Disney? Why did Eisner so mistrust Roy Disney that he assigned Disney company executives to spy on him? How did Eisner control the Disney board for so long! and what really happened in the fateful board meeting in September 2004! when Eisner played his last cards? DisneyWar is an enthralling tale of one of America’s most powerful media and entertainment companies! the people who control it! and those trying to overthrow them. It tells a story that—in its sudden twists! vivid! larger-than-life characters! and thrilling climax—might itself have been the subject of a Disney classic—except that it’s all true. ...

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Authors James B Stewart, James B. Stewart
Publisher Simon & Schuster USA
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 07.03.2006
EAN 9780743267090
ISBN 978-0-7432-6709-0
Dimensions 140 mm x 215 mm x 38 mm
Subject Social sciences, law, business > Business > General, dictionaries

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