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Hoping their meeting went well

First game of 500 Rummy
His very first game of 500 Rummy.

 

500 Rummy score sheet
It looked early on that i would crush him. He eventually won.

 

Hoping their meeting with the Board went well.

If it did, this is great news.

If it didn’t, well, this is also great news.

Why would both be great?

Because either way, we know where the Board stands.

Without knowing, next steps cannot be focused.

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This better work

Fast Company Article on Disney My Magic project
Fast Company Article on Disney My Magic project

 

“This better work”, Bob Iger said three times to Tom Staggs as one of the Walt Disney Company’s most important modern day meetings concluded.

This better work.

The Fast Company article summarizes what i’ve been saying for years:

There probably hasn’t been a day in the past 10 years where we have not said, “We should have never done this.”

Beginning tomorrow, a new chapter at junglejeff.net:

If Disney Ran Your Life: Your owner’s manual to greatness and success

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Disney and number 42?

Who said, “A life is not important, except for the impact it has on other lives“?

Number 42 said it. Number 42? Yep.

With relatives from Pennsylvania staying with us for a few weeks, our routine is adjusted. The TV is on more often, playing programs we do not normally watch. Wednesday’s ABC Evening News is a great example.

Charlie Gibson started talking about baseball having 15 games played that day.  So?  Well, he then starts telling the story about how every player on this one team was wearing the same number. Number 42.

Then, he says that everyone on the opposing team was wearing number 42. What the?

Not only that, but every player on all 30 teams that played those 15 games Wednesday, had the number 42 on every jersey.

Why?

Because it was that day in history when a HUGE barrier was broken.

It was the day when you no longer had to be white to play baseball.

It was the day Jackie Robinson, a black man, first played major league baseball, 62 years ago.

I don’t know about you, but I’m eternally grateful to any person who pushes the boundaries and finds a better way.

Jackie Robinson, number 42, did that. We should all stand up and cheer.

The Walt Disney Company, was founded in 1923 by two brothers, boundary pushers, just like Jackie Robinson.

In honor of Jackie, Roy and Walt Disney, I challenge myself to do something today that will make the world a better place. Carpe diem, jungle jeff  🙂

Blog World?

Our local newspaper, The Orlando Sentinel, has a whole section dedicated to blogs.

Sea World, a world famous Theme Park down the street from The Walt Disney World Resort, has a twitter account claiming to come from The Real Shamu.  Amazing how technology can, and is, being used to help businesses adapt to their customer’s ever changing, and ever growing, use of social marketing media.

In the land of Mickey Mouse, in fact the entire planet, it’s a wide open cyber-frontier.  Saddle up and carpe diem, jungle jeff  🙂