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An Idea A Day by David Thompson

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EXECUTION

MAKE IT HAPPEN

Janathan Gifford

The idea

Michael Eisner, former CEO of the Walt Disney Company, now runs the privately held investment company Tornante.

As Eisner says about execution, “The problem is not the ideas, the problem is getting them executed. And I don’t or cannot remember a successful movie or television show that we’ve ever made that I didn’t get many letters saying, ‘That was my idea,’ or ‘Oh you did a movie. It was just like something I was thinking about doing.’ And what I want to say is, ‘Well, why didn’t ...

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