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If Disney Ran Your Life

Now and then at Walt Disney World (reprise)

Disney Bob Iger quote
Excerpt from January 8, 2016 article. PS. Bob’s vision is for Disney to become the most admired company in the world.

 

Switching gears from Bob Iger to one of my potential clients, also a CEO.

The CEO is calculating. That’s why she has lasted this long and that’s why her business does well economically while many in her industry suffer. She is exceptionally smart, driven, patient, and creative.

It will be interesting to see what happens when we get closer to how much it’s going to cost.

My gut (which isn’t 100% accurate, but it’s close) tells me she’s trying to use time (and patience) as a creative way to get me to lower my price, simply because i’ve invested so many months (near a year now) in tasting the strong possibility of a contract.

Interesting thing though. i’m cut from the same cloth. The person who will prevail is the one who can walk away.

While i hope things will work out, i’ve already envisioned life without this contract.

In a competitive world, i can’t help but wonder if she envisions her organization’s future culture without my help.

Boldness contains many benefits. Boldness also contains the possibility for a crash and burn.

 

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