Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Bob Iger Will Share the Ideas And Values He Used to Reinvent Disney in "Good Company", a 288 Pages Book To Be Released Sept 23 by Random House

On September 23, 2019, publisher Random House will released Bob Iger's book "Good Company". In this 288 pages book Bob Iger will share the ideas and values he has used to reinvent one of the most beloved companies in the world, and inspire the people who bring the magic to life.

In 2005, Robert Iger became CEO of The Walt Disney Company during a difficult time. Morale had deteriorated, competition was more intense, and technology was changing faster than at any time in the company's history. "I knew there was nothing to be gained from arguing over the past," Iger writes. "The only thing that mattered was the future, and I believed I had a clear idea of the direction Disney needed to go." It came down to three clear ideas: 1) Create the highest quality content Disney could produce. 2) Embrace and adopt technology instead of fighting it. And 3) Think bigger--think global--and turn Disney into a stronger brand in international markets.

Twelve years later, Disney is the largest, most respected media company in the world counting Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox among its properties. Its value is nearly five times what it was when Iger took over, and Iger is recognized as one of the most innovative and successful CEOs of our time.

Now, he's sharing the lessons he's learned while running Disney and leading its 200,000 employees--taking big risks in the face of historic disruption; learning to inspire the people who work for you; leading with fairness and communicating principles clearly. This book is about the relentless curiosity that has driven Iger for forty-five years, since the day he started as a studio supervisor at ABC. It's also about thoughtfulness and respect, and a decency-over-dollars approach that has become the bedrock of every project and partnership Iger pursues, from a deep friendship with Steve Jobs in his final years to an abiding love of the evolving Star Wars myth.

"Over the past fourteen years, I think I've learned so much about what real leadership is," Iger writes. "But I couldn't have articulated all of this until I lived it. You can't fake it--and that's one of the key lessons in this book."

Picture: copyright Vogue Magazine, Hollywood Reporter

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Disneyland Paris Update! In-Depth Pictorial Report of the Disneyland Paris Hotel

Here we go for a new Disneyland Paris pictorial update and this is the first article of a series that will present in-depth pictorial reports on Disneyland Paris hotels. The first article today is about the beautiful Disneyland Paris Hotel at the entrance of the park, thanks to great pictures and videos from Max, D&M contributor and DLP Welcome webmaster.

Important Note: make sure to stay till the end of this article as the Disneyland Paris, From Sketch to Reality book will be released soon in ENGLISH digital eBook edition and i tell you all you need to know to enjoy an incredible special offer for your pre-order!

So, let's move inside the five stars hotel and have a look at the always elegant Victorian lobby.

The large hallway on the first floor leading to the rooms and restaurants. The hotel is in good condition but i've been told that it should go a complete renovation after the Hotel New York has ended and after Disneyland Paris 30th Anniversary year in 2022, so starting in 2023.

Let's have a look inside the rooms!

Back in 1992 some publicity pictures were released showing rooms inside each hotel and here is the one released for the Disneyland Paris Hotel.

Here is a first video showing the rooms and the hotel indoor swimming pool.

The next video will show you the Tinkerbell room, a good choice ...if you can afford it.

And if you really, really, have enough money the Sleeping Beauty Suite with its 180 square meters and the best possible view on the park is unmissable! This is the suite where Michael Jackson was staying when he was coming at DLP in the 90's...

...and it's also in that suite that Disneyland Paris had welcome in 1993 the at-that-time-famous sextuplets.

Let's move to the Inventions restaurant / buffet where the food is excellent and, surprise, Mickey, Minnie and others Disney characters welcome the guests.

Nearby the Cafe Fantasia is a great place to enjoy some tea or drinks and to enjoy the best view on DLP Fantasia Gardens at the entrance of the park.

Some pictures of the outside of the hotel shot in different locations than what you see usually.

Let's go back inside to see the Castle Lounge which also have a great view on the park entrance, but on the other side!

The second article will come next week and this time we'll make a stop inside the great Sequoia Lodge Hotel. In the meantime, here is all what you need to know to place your pre-order for the English eBook edition of the great 320 pages Disneyland Paris book!

Since YEARS i've been asked if the Disneyland Paris, From Sketch to Reality book will be released in ENGLISH eBook edition, either by readers for whom the price of the book printed edition was too high, or by others who already own the book and wanted to have it in digital edition to be able to take the book with them when they visit the park, as the book tell all the story of the making of the park.

Today, i have good news for all of you as the 320 pages Disneyland Paris, From Sketch to Reality book will be at last released in eBook edition this April, and you will be able to have the book all the time with you and read it on your mobile, tablet or computer, and inside the park!

This will be the exact same edition than the updated English edition, and, yes, just like the French eBook edition, it will include a selection of 60 best videos about the park, Imagineering, hotels, and more!

And there is one more good reason to order this eBook edition: the pictures have never looked so beautiful, and there is a reason for that: the eBook reproduce the original pictures files exactly as they are,  meaning that the pictures look 100% like the originals as you don't have the usual loss or slightly change in colors that usually happen during the printing, as good as the printer can be.

And to celebrate the release of the book in its English digital edition the first 100 people to order it in eBook format can get the book at the price of 14,99 € if it is pre-ordered before March 30! And there is no shipping fee as it is an eBook edition! Once released, the ebook will be sold on the Apple, Android eBook stores at 29,99€ and on Amazon Kindle at a higher price.

In addition, everyone who will pre-order the book will receive GREAT surprise gifts that you'll get instantly once i receive your payment, a cool way to keep you waiting until the eBook edition will be available next month ( Note that these gifts won't be available when you'll purchase the book on the eBook stores once the eBook will be released ).

You can proceed to the payment only by Paypal or credit card via Paypal even if you don't have a Paypal account. Payment with Paypal must be sent at this email address: nme4@wanadoo.fr

To order the Disneyland Paris book, from Sketch to Reality eBook edition with the special 14,99€ price send me an email to: amplittaye@gmail.com with your first and last name and please specify to me if you own an Apple or Android device or account.

The book has 320 pages, tells the story of the creation of the park and includes 750 photos including 250 concept-arts from Walt Disney Imagineering! See pictures below and you can also watch the video that presents each page of the book below.

One more thing: This is a book which its printed edition is sold now between $200 and $2000 ( true!) depending of sellers, so don't miss this eBook edition special offer at very reasonable price while it last!

Pictures: copyright DLP Welcome, Disney