Michael Eisner’s Tornante Invests In Struum; New Company Led By Former Discovery, Disney Execs Helps Consumers Find OTT Content
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Michael Dammann Eisner (born March 7, 1942) is an American businessman and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Walt Disney Company from September 1984 to September 2005. [https://books.google.no/books?id=0azMCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA104&dq=7+September+1984+Ron+Miller+On+22+September+Michael+Eisner+new+CEO&hl=no&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiwn5m63vHaAhWsBZoKHSiQDkUQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=7%20September%201984%20Ron%20Miller%20On%2022%20September%20Michael%20Eisner%20new%20CEO&f=false Animation: A... Read Morehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Eisner
Michael Dammann Eisner (born March 7, 1942) is an American businessman and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Walt Disney Company from September 1984 to September 2005.    Prior to Disney, Eisner was President and CEO of rival film studio Paramount Pictures from 1976 to 1984, and had brief stints at the major ...
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Michael Eisner, Producer: Glenn Martin DDS. For four decades, Michael Eisner has been a leader in the American entertainment industry. He began his career at ABC, overseeing shows including Happy Days, Barney Miller, and Roots. He became president of Paramount Pictures in 1976, turning out hit films including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Saturday Night Fever, and Grease. IN 1984 Michael assumed...
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Michael Eisner, American business and entertainment executive who was known for his role in reviving the fortunes of, successively, the television network ABC (1966–76), the film studio Paramount Pictures (1976–84), and the Disney Company (1984–2005). Learn more about his life and accomplishments.
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Eisner was born in Mount Kisco, New York, and raised on Park Avenue in Manhattan. He attended the Allen-Stevenson School followed by the Lawrenceville School and graduated from Denison University in 1964 with a B.A. in English. He is a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. His great-grandfather, Sigmund Eisner, was one of the first uniform suppliers to the Boy Scouts of America.
After two brief stints at NBC and CBS, Barry Diller at ABC hired Eisner as Assistant to the National Programming Director. Eisner moved up the ranks, eventually becoming a senior vice president in charge of programming and development. In 1976, Diller, who had by then moved on to become chairman of Paramount Pictures, recruited Eisner from ABC and made him president and CEO of the movie studio. During his tenure at Paramount, the studio turned out such hit films as Saturday Night Fever, Greas...
Walt Disney Productions had been struggling since its founder's death in 1966, and had narrowly survived takeover attempts by corporate raiders when its shareholders Sid Bass and Roy E. Disney brought on Eisner and former Warner Brothers chief Frank Wells to replace Ron W. Miller in 1984 and turn the company around. Since the passing of the Disney brothers, the successive CEOs had been men who spent their careers working for Walt Disney. Eisner was the first outsider to try for the top spot.D...
On October 7, 2005, Eisner hosted The Charlie Rose Show, filling in for Rose. His guests were John Travolta and his ex-boss, Barry Diller. Impressed with Eisner's performance, CNBC President Mark Hoffman hired Eisner in early 2006 to host his own talk show, Conversations with Michael Eisner. The show mostly features CEOs, political leaders, artists and actors. Eisner is also an executive producer of the show. Eisner has recently invested in an Internet video distribution network named Veoh Ne...
1. \\"I always went into an area that was in last place, with a philosophy, 'You can't fall off the floor.' And I was lucky, was at the right time and the right place, with the right ideas, and each one of these areas became number one.\\" 2. \\"You can't succeed unless you've got failure, especially creatively.\\" 3. \\"Diversity is a great force towards creativity.\\"
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- What About Walt?
- Then Why Not Roy?
- What Makes A Great CEO?
- The Eisner Era
- What Would Walt do?
Walt Disney was, without a doubt, an inspirational leader, creative genius, and the driving force behind the success of what is, today, The Walt Disney Company. He was, however, never the CEO of the company. When Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio was established, it, like many small businesses, did not have a CEO. In 1929, the studio was re-organized into a corporation, taking the name Walt Disney Productions. At this time, Roy O. Disney acted as the CEO, and was officially given the title in the 1960s.
Roy O. Disney was certainly the perfect compliment to Walt, keeping Walt’s grandiose ideas tethered to the realities of budgetary constraints. While this was a wonderful partnership, this is where the problem lies with labeling Roy as the “Greatest CEO” – he was paired with Walt. Roy did not have to guide the company with its creative endeavors, instead he had the (admittedly challenging) task of finding ways to fund Walt’s grand plans. Essentially, he only had to manage one side of the equation, more akin to a Chief Financial Officer, whereas modern CEOs have had to guide the entirety of the business. Beyond this, Roy was CEO during a different era in business. Walt Disney Productions stock was not publicly traded until 1957, and the relationships between publicly traded companies, their CEOs, and their shareholders were far different than they became starting in the 1980s and ’90s, where the CEO’s primary responsibility became to keep shareholders happy.
The measure of success for a CEO varies depending on who you ask and their relationship with a company. While shareholders who don’t care for Disney parks or movies may only care about profit, the opposite could be true for the most die-hard fans who might only measure the creative success of the company’s endeavors with no concern for profitability. From my perspective, the benchmark is somewhere in between. A company needs to be profitable to continue to function, evolve, and grow. Businesses are generally for-profit, and ones that don’t make money eventually stop operating, and I think we can all agree that we don’t want Disney to stop operating. At the same time, businesses need to innovate, reinvest, and evolve to be successful. These things cost money, so a good CEO will strategically spend the money it takes to make their products and experiences better. Finally, there is the intangible measure of a leader. Do employees want to work for this person? Does the CEO inspire peopl...
Michael Eisner became CEO of The Walt Disney Company in September of 1984. He took over a company that was creatively stagnant, posting mediocre financial results, and had barely survived a hostile takeover attempt. As a company, Disney in the early 1980s bore little resemblance to what it was in its heyday of innovation and creativity. Eisner’s tenure as CEO would last through 2005, and during those 21 years, he would be at the helm for some monumental successes, as well as some notable failures.
Perhaps what was (and still is) most endearing about Michael Eisner, despite the mistakes made along the way, was his creative spirit and willingness to embrace new ideas, experiences, and stories. From 1984 thru 2005, we as fans were the beneficiaries of an age of innovation, original works, and new experiences that changed our perspective of The Walt Disney Company. Is it what Walt would have done, though? Eisner, while a fallible leader of The Walt Disney Company, allowed new ideas to be developed, grew the company in many ways, kept the experiences accessible to guests of all walks of life and income levels, and delivered experiences to viewers and guests that would have seemed impossible before his tenure – and noticeably missing after. Most of all, he didn’t try to be someone else or copy the success of the founder – he took his own chances. Yes, Michael Eisner did exactlywhat Walt would do, and he’s done it better than any other CEO in the company’s history.
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Jan 02, 2021 · Michael Eisner is a successful American businessman. Between 1976 and 1984, he served as the President as well as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Paramount Pictures. He then became not only the Chairman but also the CEO of The Walt Disney Company.