Working Together

Working Together : Why Great Partnerships Succeed

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In Working Together, a fascinating and invaluable look at why great partnerships succeed, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner discusses how professional partnerships have contributed to his success. In addition, Eisner tells the stories of nine other highly successful business collaborations, including Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti, Bill and Melinda Gates, Joe Torre and Don Zimmer, and Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperBusiness
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0061732443
  • 9780061732447
  • 289,546

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In business there are always unique individual achievers, but pull down the veil and you'll often find someone alongside them. Using his own collaboration with Frank Wells at Disney as a launching point for examining other famously successful partnerships, Michael D. Eisner provides an intimate and deeply personal look at some of the most rewarding business partnerships--from investment gurus to entertainment impresarios, from fashion designers to big-box retailers--uncovering what makes them tick and offering unconventional wisdom and unexpected insights.

Ten Stories, Ten Magical Partnerships:
Michael D. Eisner and Frank Wells (Disney)
Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger (Berkshire Hathaway)
Bill and Melinda Gates (The Gates Foundation)
Brian Grazer and Ron Howard (Imagine Entertainment)
Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti (Valentino)
Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell (Studio 54)
Arthur Blank and Bernie Marcus (The Home Depot)
Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken (restaurateurs)
Joe Torre and Don Zimmer (New York Yankees)
John Angelo and Michael Gordon (finance)
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About Michael D. Eisner

Michael D. Eisner has been a leader in the American entertainment industry for four decades. While president of Paramount Pictures, he turned out hit films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark and Saturday Night Fever. As chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, he transformed a film and theme park company with $1.8 billion in enterprise value into a global media empire valued at $80 billion. In 2005 Eisner founded The Tornante Company, a privately held corporation that makes investments in and incubates companies and opportunities in the media and entertainment space. Aaron Cohen, a writer and television producer, has won thirteen Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award for his work at NBC and HBO, and has twice received the Dick Schaap Award for Outstanding Writing for his work on the critically acclaimed boxing documentary series 24/7.
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