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Walt's Apprentice|Dick Nunis
Walt's Apprentice : Keeping the Disney Dream Alive
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Here is a warm, personal reminiscence about the Disney parks--told by an extraordinary operations leader!Disney Legend Dick Nunis learned directly from Walt Disney for a dozen years, and then more than thirty years, championed Walt's vision and standards as the Disney enterprise grew. Few people have enjoyed a life so immersed in Disney magic. Dick Nunis was there when the Disney theme parks in Anaheim, California, and near Orlando, Florida; Tokyo; and Paris opened. His melding of artistry and operations management allowed Disney to prominently contribute to the 1960 Winter Olympics and the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair. In the face of financial worries, naysayers, and technical impossibilities, Nunis and team invented solutions, thanks to Walt's uncompromising, optimistic, and resilient perspective and leadership. As Nunis listened to Walt during long walks through Disneyland, he came to appreciate Walt's ingenuity and integrity. Nunis devoted his later career to preserving Walt's dream and inspiring others to keep it going. With this first-person narrative, Nunis reflects on his forty-four-year Disney career. This long-awaited memoir rounds out Disney's mid-twentieth-century history in a way that no other account can. Nunis offers up lessons he learned firsthand from Walt and reminisces about his own character-shaping milestones in the context of national events. Here is a story about delivering magic in a world fraught with obstacles, thoughtfully penned for every apprentice, leader, and Disney fan. Handpicked by Walt Disney to help define and refine the Disney parks experience, Dick Nunis developed principles that made the magic real. Now this Disney Legend shares hard-won Lessons Learned, such as:

  • Sometimes you work hard to realize a dream but have to let it go because a bigger, better dream is waiting for you.
  • In life and in business, your only real competition is yourself. Keep your focus on your own performance.
  • "Can't" is not in my vocabulary. Remove it from yours and see what happens.
  • People notice and remember what you do, not what you say.
  • The cornerstone of Disney's philosophy was one, quality, and two, pride. That is how I evaluated every project: is it the best it can be? Would Walt be proud of it?

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781368078047
  • ISBN-10: 1368078044
  • Publisher: Disney Editions
  • Publish Date: October 2022
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Page Count: 320

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