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Topps to go public through SPAC deal as baseball card company ventures into NFTs
"Going to start with tops. yes tops. The company best known for baseball cards and bazooka gum is going public with mudrick capital acquisition. Corp so yes people. We have another spac on her hands. Michael eisner who used to be the person running the walt disney corporation is the chairman of tops. Eisner is going to remain in that position. You tell me. What can i interest you in a few shares of tops. Yeah i'm interested. You know chris. I sometimes make fun of so many that are coming out. We all talk about spanky stocks but to me this was because it gives you an entry into the collectibles market now there are some publicly traded collectibles companies funk. Oh comes to mind. They make those great bobblehead collectibles. You can purchase online or in stores but the opportunity to embrace to invest in baseball card. Collectibles is really neat. You know tops is not a small company more. It's been around for a decades sales last year. Rose twenty three percent year over year. Two five hundred sixty seven million bucks. This is going to be not an immaterial deal. The company will have about five hundred seventy one million cat in cash from the merger. I really like that. Tops is branching out into the most cutting edge type of collectible stare into. Nafta's non fungible tokens for those of you who are crypto enthusiasts. They have digital collectibles. I think last month. They introduced a godzilla. And if t collectible so this is not your father your grandfather's tops anymore. And this is what. I like about spags as much as i. I make fun of them personally. Sometimes they're giving you opportunities as investors opportunities to take part in sectors of the economy that we might not be able to aspects of introduced a lot of us to new avenues into alternative investments in the cloud cope. Collectibles market is an alternative investment avenue. That i've been interested for a long time.
Is Bob Iger back as Disney CEO? He abruptly resigned from the helm in February
"I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown. Joining me is Matt Felony and Matt. We've talked about Disney a lot lately because Disney is one of the most all companies are exposed to this this disaster from this pandemic and the apparent absence or inability of our leadership to the White House to figure out how to address it but Disney is as we've talked about hotels theme Parks Bob. Iger resigned abruptly. It seemed to many people including me as CEO staying on his executive chairman in February And you know this is just the strangest thing because there was just a an article that Ben Smith at the New York Times wrote in which he says that Bob Iger has now having said that he was handing the reins to Bob Capex the head of the theme parks making him. Ceo THAT BOB. Eiger has now basically resumed running Disney are. I don't know about you. I haven't seen any announcement of that or any kind of indication that there's been a change in leadership it seems important to me. It's a huge public company and a very difficult moment and and yet you know in the same column He. This author. Ben Smith says Bob Eiger has took his eye off the ball and was more worried about his legacy. But now he's back sort of like Hallelujah. I sort of feel like what really happened here because this narrative is making no sense to me and there's a lot of why whether Bob really planned that resignation as CEO and then came back. I'm there's nothing in this world that will make me believe that was planned. Yeah it's interesting because Disney clearly not clearly but some might say. Disney was responding to that article when they put out a release a few days. Later saying that Bob Shape back the other Bob Who was elevated to the CEO position in February is joining the board of directors? Which many had said was planned all along but I think the indication there was. You know the new Bob is actually in charge. It's not the old Bob. Even though the whole Bob seems to be you know giving his strong advice and being involved in these major decisions literally saying like I'm back he's like a signaling in an email or something to this journalist that he's back and I'm like what but go on. That's the question you do have someone who has decades of experience at the Walt Disney Company there in that executive chairman position and probably feels a little bit of remorse that he left this job right as the proverbial s hit the fan and a lot of people speculated. That either did know what was coming when he did that. You know at the time. He stepped down. The Shanghai Disney park had already closed due to the virus and many experts. Were saying. Listen this is a couple of weeks away from being a global pandemic. Even if the American government wasn't saying so at the time the experts were and had that information many thought that that timing was abrupt and out of nowhere and then all of a sudden were in the middle of the biggest threat to The Walt Disney Company. In perhaps ever so. I think there's probably a little bit of remorse going on there and I think there's probably a little bit of Bringing the guy with the expertise to actually manage this very very difficult time. How about giving some clarity at? I wonder if the board didn't say excuse me. What did you just do? And how is this Bob? Shaping supposed to run the theme parks because as far as I know still no successor named for that. I mean they're closed but that's not like that doesn't mean there's no duties associated with that you know how. How is this guy now running the whole whole company? I you know I'm old enough to remember. When Michael Eisner having had a very supine board for a very long time finally had gotten enough people upset that the board turned around and ultimately dismissed him. So it's not that the board cannot be awakened in in a situation like this. I just find this to be an incoherent narrative and I've never seen such credulous analysis. I guess people who who who in the observer the media world and had had mickey mouse sheets on their bed when they were growing up or something. Because I don't think any other company would be getting the benefit of the doubt that Disney has gotten. Yeah I guess we'll see as this pandemic causes more injury to the company. How big a role. Eiger will ultimately play. That's delanie former editorial director of the Hollywood reporter. He joins me this Monday at one. Thirty on the
"michael eisner" Discussed on Marketing Above All
"And this is your host Michael there and welcome to episode one hundred and fifty six. Today's topic. Is this direct mail at this very moment in time is literally on fire literally on fire. Now if you think about the nature of direct mail it is one of those up and down tactics that can be seasonal. It can be depending on just the Times in general. It's had really low response. Rates better rates. But I've been saying for the last six months. That direct mail in general has been improving as tactic. But what I've been looking at recently is just analyzing the behaviors of people that are literally stuck at home with the only thing to do is to really work and be with your family. Not that it's a bad thing but they don't have a ton to do. What are they GONNA do if they're not going out there not going all around town etc etc. Those little things like going and getting the mail become so much more impactful that they're kind of like a micro moment so to speak and because people are so bored they're literally going through and almost digesting everything that's in front of them so if you now know that you have a lot more of their intent of their attention at this very moment in time this is the perfect time for you to look at deploying a direct mail campaign and I will tell you some of the campaigns that I've seen as of late our complete miss. The reason that there were complete miss completely goes back to one thing that is the languaging and the market sediment so religion to the market sediment episode. If you have not listened to that if the message that you're sending is the same thing that you did last year it's not going to fit at this very moment in time. Plain and simple. It's not going to fit. Do not send it. I don't care if you have ten thousand fliers that are left over from last year. Save him for next year. Your messaging has to be on point so step one before you listen to the rest of this as make sure you listen to the market sediment episode and you get clear that your messaging has to be on point otherwise you might as well just burn the direct mail before you send it so when you've got your message down and I'll tell you one message that I thought was spot on perfect I have a couple of those mypillows. You've probably seen some of those infomercials the pillow that supposedly never like ghosts flat and you can adjust it etc etc and because I bought them. They San probably every other month essentially the same postcard. Which is the right thing to do. You don't WanNa keep changing the message. And they stay up with their frequency and I haven't purchased anything but the messaging that came in yesterday was vastly different. The message said something to the extent of It's a healthy pillow. You can sanitize it as much as you want. You can put it in the Washer. You can put it in the dryer. What other pillows can you do that with? They completely pivoted their message. And they didn't call out the crisis. The Corona virus or anything like that but they pivoted their message which actually got me to take action. Because I've been thinking of buying another one now that's just me. Obviously but if they know that people are going to be looking at their mail now more than ever why would you not want to turn up the heat so if you have a business that has the you've got something that you can offer that doesn't necessarily have to be a sale but at least at some kind of first step? I would encourage you to look at what type of direct mail you could do now. The beautiful thing is in the past. I've always suggested lumpy mail. So sending out mail. That has a Trotsky in it or keychain or a pen or something and it's not necessarily that you're giving away keychain but rather the piece of mail has a little bit of noise to it and people are like what the heck is this. It sparks curiosity but you can even get away with now doing some postcards with using a company like Postcard Mania. I'm a huge fan of literally just using regular envelopes and a one page letter for example. But if you now the messaging and you give them some kind of next step next action but here's the key. Here's the biggest thing to to all of this after you nail the market sediment and that offer piece is you need to have some kind of risk reversal. You need to have some way that they have an out. So example in some states landscapers are essential non essential varies state by State County by county. It seems which is beyond me. So let's say that you're I'll play out bowl scenarios your essential or you're not essential if I was considered essential. My direct mail piece would probably look something like let us take one of the hassles away from you during this crisis Normally we do ten percent. Were doing twenty percent off this year. And we're giving you your first month of free cuts or something like that. I'd give him an extra bonus And I call out something that ties into the sediment the second one is if you're deemed non-essential what I would do is put out something a similar mess similar message. But you'd have a section about We wanted ear spring clean up. And if you put a deposit down and if we can't get out there because you don't reopen will actually refund it Plus an extra five percent tour will refunded. Plus we'll give you a month of XYZ. People are very very nervous to spend money right now and it's not because they don't have it because there's so much uncertainty should they go by the car now or should they buy the car later? Should they do their own landscaping or hire a company that they've been doing for the last ten years like people are very cautious to spend anything right now but if you do a complete risk reversal or if you find a way to do something now which is kind of that? Hold down sell the up sell at the so that I did a few days ago. You're able to take whatever they spend now and then reinvest that so to speak into future products or services. So you might say. I know that you haven't done a spring clean up with us but if you do a spring clean up for four hundred dollars will come in trim all your trees. Polo your weeds. We're GONNA save you that stress because you have enough right now and we'll take two hundred of that dollars we're going to apply it to cutting your lawn which is essentially. GonNa give you the first month. Free like those kinds of things. The risk reversal. You you gotTA show how you're stepping up in helping. You gotTA show how you're doing that so my message free today is what kind of direct mail can you execute quickly? Not In three months but like in the next week or to get something out there. Get your message out there. Stay top of mind Michael Eisner sending-off good morning good afternoon and night. I'll see you back here tomorrow. Thank you for listening to this episode of marketing. Above all get out there Mak- change and take some action and hey don't forget to leave a five star review until all your friends. This is the greatest marketing podcast ever ever. If we look forward to seeing you here tomorrow..
Disneyland is Closed. It's Only the Fourth Time in 60 Years.
"Story about Disney and it's giving new opportunities to others as we'll discover later in the week we're to start by updating a story. We ran earlier this month about Disney CEO. Bob Iger stepping down. He handed the reins to Bob Shape. It who until then had been in charge of running the theme parks. We knew shape would face many challenges but even on March second when we first ran history no one dreamed of the obstacles. He would be facing. Today Disneyland closed. Its doors a week ago. Saturday as a production time the company planned to keep Disneyland closed through the end of the month. Disneyworld in Florida and Disney's Paris resort have also been close in Sunday march fifteenth. It's only the fourth time in Disney's history that the original California theme park has been closed since its birth in nineteen fifty five. The first time was for National Day of mourning after the assassination of President John F Kennedy in November nineteen sixty three. It stayed open every single day for the next thirty one years not closing again until the northridge earthquake shattered. The city's Com in Nineteen ninety-four. Even then it was only partially closed. The third closure comes as little surprise. Disneyland didn't open on September Eleventh. Two thousand one after hijackers attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Here's our story from March second about Bob? Agar's Legacy Bob Shapes Future Disney big news on February Twenty Fifth Disney CEO. Bob Iger step down from his post effective immediately. Yeah it had been rumored for years that the longtime well respected executive would retire sometime. But the announcement suddenness reportedly surprised employees and industry executives according to C. N. N. It also shocked investors the announcement on a random Tuesday. One analyst said was stunning. The share price sank on the news even more sharply than the rest of the market which was already in freefall because of Corona virus fears. Agar's replacement Bob Shaping twenty-seven-year-old Disney veteran. Since two thousand fifteen is run Disney's parks and resorts division. He'll have Gargantuan shoes to fill. Bob Eiger is known as a fearless risk taker a guy who believes in the motto. Innovate or die. He's been at Disney for forty five years. It took the reins from Michael Eisner. Fifteen years ago then Disney was turning a profit of two and a half billion a year according to CNBC. Today it's more than ten billion not surprisingly share prices followed growing four hundred percent over fifteen years of managing the house of mouse that soaring profitability is typically credited to iger bonus as chief executive. He made enormous bets. Acquiring Lucasfilm Pixar Marvel and last year completing a seventy billion dollar acquisition of Twentieth Century Fox. The result Disney films dominated the box office last year. Grossing more than ten billion dollars according to CNBC if that wasn't enough eiger led Disney into streaming TV sinking billions into creating Disney plus. The twentieth century. Fox purchase helped fuel Disney plus by giving it a huge catalog of content. So too did move to take back. Disney shows that had formerly licensed to net flicks. Now it's fierce rival. The strategy seems to be working. Disney plus launched only three months ago in November. The company says it now has nearly thirty million subscribers. I grew is also known as charismatic. Outgoing executive who loves to HOBNOB The Wall Street Journal says not so much shaping who the New York Times describes his blunt business like and devoted to making his numbers but also quote in love with all things Disney. He has even been known to chat with Disney characters. As he walks through the resorts on shaping watch parks and resort profits grew every year for five years in a row mostly double digits. According to the journal the newspaper credits. The growth. To expansion of the Parks Chafiq Lead. Disney's new star wars
Disney CEO Bob Iger Steps Down Abruptly
"From wondering. I'm David Brown. And this is business wars daily on this Monday march second big news last Tuesday Disney CEO. Bob Eiger stepped down from his post effective immediately. Yeah it had been rumored for years that the longtime well respected executive would retire sometime. But the announcement suddenness reportedly surprised employees and industry executives according to CNN. Especially since Agar's employment contract is up until the end of twenty twenty one it also shocked investors the announcement on a random Tuesday. One analyst said was stunning. The share price sank on the news even more sharply than the rest of the market which was already in freefall because of Corona virus fears items replacement BOB SHAPE ICK Twenty-seven Year Disney veteran. Who since two thousand fifteen has run? Disney parks and resorts division. He'll have Gargantuan shoes to fill. Bob Iger is known as a fearless risk taker. A guy who believes in the motto in by. He's been at Disney for forty five years. He took the reins for Michael Eisner. Fifteen years back then. Disney was turning a profit of two and a half billion dollars a year according to CNBC. Today it's more than ten billion not surprisingly share prices followed growing four hundred percent over Eiger fifteen years managing the house of mouse that soaring profitability is typically credited do bonus as chief executive. He made enormous bets. Acquiring Lucasfilm Pixar Marvel and last year completing a seventy billion dollar acquisition of Twentieth Century Fox. The result Disney films dominated the box office last year. Grossing more than ten billion dollars according to CNBC if that wasn't enough eiger led Disney into streaming TV sinking billions and creating Disney plus the twentieth century. Fox purchase helped fuel Disney plus by giving it a huge catalog of content. So too did I moved to take back. Disney shows that it had formerly licensed Netflix. Now it's fierce rival. The strategy seems to be working. Disney plus launched only three months ago in November. The company says it now has nearly thirty million subscribers. I group is also known as charismatic. Outgoing executive who loves to HOBNOB The Wall Street Journal says not so much. Pick who the New York Times describes as blunt businesslike and devoted to making his numbers but also quote in love with all things Disney. He has even been known to chat with the Disney characters as he walks through the resorts on Capex Watch Parkson Resort. Prophets grew every year for five years in a row mostly at double digits. According to the journal the newspaper credits the growth expansion of the parks shape lead. Disney's new star wars attractions and the five billion dollars. Shanghai Disney resort but also to what the Journal calls strategic cost cutting parks visitors. Were flat last year. But revenue and profits increased as shaping high ticket prices. During high traffic days. Bloomberg reported following the announcement. Social media was a buzz not just with questions about the abrupt news but also with complaints about unaffordable ticket. Prices Bob I toll. Cnbc and others that his plans to step down were widely known within Disney halls. Just not publicly his reasoning. He said he will become Executive Chairman for the twenty two months left in his employment contract and he plans to devote his time to bolstering Disney's creative content before he leaves the company. Nothing could be more important. As the
Abigail Disney calls out Disney CEO Robert Iger's astounding pay
"I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as Matt Bellany of the Hollywood reporter, and Matt I think some people at the Walt Disney company in the upper echelons or having a breakdown Abigail Disney whose grandfather was Walt Disney's brother ROY has written an editorial following some earlier tweets calling out Disney CEO and chairman Bob Iger, four his astounding pay. He made sixty five million dollars in two thousand eighteen she points out that's one thousand four hundred and twenty four times the median pay of Disney worker, not the bottom rung the median pay. And you know, she is making a point that that is a bad, look, right, and immediacy ios have famously been paid much higher than their peers in the last couple of decades for many years, Leslie Moonves at CBS was the highest paid CEO corporate America this year. I'm betting David zaslov at discovery will likely be the highest paid CEO in America despite their stock. Doc, not doing so hot lately, but Disney is different. And it is a public facing company. Unlike any other has a relationship with people who go to the parks who see the movies who have a strong affinity for the brand. So the fact that Bob Eiger is making so much more money than the rank and file at Disney. Does mean something in does resonate. And we're seeing that in the media right now. Yeah, it's a Sarah symbol of income inequality. I'm old enough to remember. When begets father ROY who was waltz nephew led an insurrection against management at Disney and ended up ousting Michael Eisner, and you'd never seen anything like the magic of Disney name in that context. Mom and pop shareholders old people young people came to this shareholder meeting because they were fed up. Roy Disney had made the argument that you know, Michael Eisner had wreck the Disney magic. Now. This kind of a dark twist Disney hasn't really responded to this and Abigail. Disney tweeted yesterday. That she was getting some signals that Disney was looking for dirt on her. And I will note that Disney in the past banned the LA times for a period of time for reporting on its tax arrangements with Anaheim, which was a wild overreaction and would not stand. They came after the Hollywood reporter when we reported on John Lasseter claiming that we had four were forced to publish a correction, which did not happen as we pointed out in our story. This tends to be a little a little reactive in these situations. And they've put out some stats that show that they have raised the minimum wage at the parks, and they're doing things to lift up some of the lower level employees. But the point that Abigail Disney is making is that it's not just idir if the upper echelon executives at Disney were to forego some of their extremely high bonuses they could provide significantly meaningful compensation for the lower level at the company, and they just benefited from this. Massive tax decrease that the Trump administration past and instead of giving employees a one time bonus, which they did they could have raised wages. Yes. And I think they're not the only company in that situation. Thank you, Matt. Thank you, that's felony editorial director of the Hollywood. Reporter. He joins me this Monday at one thirty. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood break this season unless notes from KCRW how does it feel to be like a girl playing instrument is? Well, how's it feel to be a man asking the questions? I mean what? Had I said, no to this invitation from John Fahey, I would have for the rest of my life wondered what I had missed. We'll thinking about Billy Tipton at very interesting time because I don't know that young people and older people agree on the meaning of trans. I love you for the greatest, Sean. I love that. It is an unholy album made was holy methods. Hey, everyone. I'm just a hopper a music journalist and author and your host for season two of loss minutes. Unless notes relook at music's untold stories the season is packed. It's about legacies. How do they hold up? And how do they change over time disco say off the truly means beyond disco? Learn how decades on a song can find new meaning something different than when it was written. You feel like it's up defying women feel. Yeah. Now, fifty six, and it's freaking embarrassing embarrassing to seventeen years old. You can't just write it off as being settled. Here from pioneering women who've been written out of music's history. I get there and producer says, no, no, no, we're not doing your music. We have a script here. And we want you to do the sound. Plus find out what happens when we apply. Our twenty nineteen politics to nineteen seventy four songs, we didn't think about it as we were all band were out to the point. We just lived the music. The first episode of the season of loss notes arrives April twenty fifth. Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts.
"michael eisner" Discussed on The Skinny Confidential Him And Her Podcast
"They do. And so you're going to be thinking about them all the time thinking about their nasty little comment. I had this person who, you know, my book came out and a good friend of mine she posted like she just bought the book and chump, but she's excited about it. This guy came in and said, sorry, Mr. green, I hate to blow your pretensions. But I read the concede in your book was so wrong. The second. I bought it. I went back and return and got my money back something like that. It was like what what the foot. Why are you doing this? You know? I mean, it's like a friendly little thing where in my friend is really excited. What what's the point in? It really got riled me up. And I had my whole thing is my strategies, you don't wanna have to think about their nasty comments. You want keep your mind clean and free of them. Because they they thrive on making you think about them obsess over it. So I locked his comment. And I just did whatever I could not look at that page again and just get it out of my mind. So you don't want. It's not that you wanna let them have free rein. It's it. You don't have to think about them, whatever it takes it. You have to think about them, unfriendly them, block them, whatever. What about envy in social media? How is envy impacting us as a society? Well, envy's a huge thing on social media. So I have a chapter on envy, and a something I've been writing about in a lot of my books because I think it motivates a lot more behavior than we realize. So in my research, I was surprised to see first of all chimpanzees our closest primate relative. Actually, there are noticeable examples Primatology have found examples of envy among chimpanzees where if one chimp is getting more meat or delicious meat than the others. This kind of some anger and resentment in another chimp go do something later on to get back at him while chimps feel envy. And then I looked into like our hunter gatherer ancestors hundreds of thousands of years ago. And they were envy was like the worst thing that could destroy the group from within. So they made it so that if anybody got gift they had. To immediately share it with other people. So that other members of the tribe wouldn't feel envious of them. So obviously envy has deep roots in our nature. You know, some of the greatest stories in the bible have to deal with envy. So there's something really really radical about that emotion within us. And what comes from is. You know, you're talking about being self aware. If you think about Dane and day out, how many of your thoughts revolve around comparing yourself to other people they have something you don't have. I have something. They don't have. You know, what you know? Why did they buy this car? Why are they going out with that person? Maybe it's better than my boyfriend or husband, blah, blah, blah. These other thoughts you continually comparing yourself to others than that's our social animal nature. And if other people have things that we don't have we feel pangs of envy, you know? And even successful people feel a lot of envy, you know? I. Talk in the book about Michael Eisner..
"michael eisner" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"So and we'll prove that in top secret. But anyways, so Mike talk Talk about. about Michael Eisner, who's the head of paramount at the time said, well, I can get you six on the air on ABC. And so we said, okay. Yeah. Hey, how about a TV show and the way I remember it? We thought about we failed to give that the twenty four hour test. We thought about it. And then the next morning, we call them up. And he said, no, we don't want to do. We don't want to do a TV show because you know, we we wanna do features. And he said, well, I already pitched it to him. And they said, yes. So you you have to do it. And we believed him so. You know, Craig today's you think about all these moments pass in your head. I I loved it. When Leslie Nielsen was talking to the guy down on the dock you want to get information from him, and he started like, maybe this member. Member of money back though, seems make me laugh that. In that routine? We did on stage. I saw also that a version of that. Which made me laugh outlining the water in the. Made me laugh in the TV version of that is the guy who's same guy like the shoeshine guy who had all who had all the information at some point. The guy needs information leaves and then Tommy Lasorda pulls up, and he wants to know who to start the six game and the World Series, or whatever it is. Right in each episode. We had somebody come on one time. It was dick Clark. Right. He asked him. How do you? How do you looks still young? And I have this special cream, and he gave them. Yeah. There were always a little guest cameo. So the Kentucky Fried movie how much of that cost. You remember the budget was for that? It was about six hundred fifty thousand do you know how much made or how it even work back then probably made about twenty or twenty five million and so return. Yeah. They and they weren't you know, it was United Artists theater circuit who, you know, put it out they distributed they put it in their own. Eaters. And so we made a lot of we had a lot of profit participation because they couldn't hide it fast enough. Same thing on airplane paramount didn't expect it to be speak it, and it was put into production as a what they call a programmer and villa distribution pipeline. And and so it's first week. Well, that was that budget was three point two million and it made its money back the first weekend at one hundred thirty on my screen. I mean overall who knows profit keeps growing, but three point two and one hundred thirty million that you you have the this'll help your memory seen. Always cracks me. A Frank driven is going to get them information down right now near do. Well. Well..
"michael eisner" Discussed on The Thriving Dentist Show with Gary Takacs
"Hundred service. Hey, you provided a wonderful transition into our Disney discussion. So we talked about some fun things of re related Pero. And I just love your perspective about the stat. Check protocols and wanna really invite our listeners to to to take a dive in and start to incorporate that in their practices. Let's bridge over to Disney and talk about the legendary Disney a customer service because it truly is that and you you already talked about it in terms of value. I I've always said that people will pay for what they want long before the pay for what they need. And I think, you know, even if you look at Disney's results during the downturn in eight nine when when the economy was literally literally imploding, Disney did pretty well. Oh, yeah. So share a little bit about your perspective on Disney customer service, and how that can relate to enhancing customer service centre practice. Well, you know, a lot of it is is about branding is about vision. We talked about this off line, the vision of Disney, as it has evolved in most people who even if they never thought about Disney as as a management company only thought about it is the entertainment world, but dizzy as a management company most people only know one of the CEO's of Disney other than Walton worldwide, and that would be Michael Eisner, and what Michael Eisner did for Disney was to change not the values of the company, but the vision of the company and now we're at a state where Disney owns Star Wars. Disney owns marvel, and it is a different kind of company from vision standpoint, but not from value standpoint. In fact, the values remain. I would say firmly embedded in not only the history of the company, but the future direction of the company. Agreed. And we see this very very often dentistry. We see dentists sort of reaching for the so the the brass rate, and they're always going around this Mary around reaching for this. And what that tends to do. And I guess I'm old enough to use a record analogy if that spindles not that clearly rooted in the center of that that record it spins off the platter, and what happens is if you if you can center your practice in in a very strong value like what Disney did from the beginning. And you could then still grab for for the rain, but it has to work from that center. And my first experience at Disney this goes back to the early seventies..
"michael eisner" Discussed on The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast
"Michael Eisner Jeffrey Katzenberg from key key roles from other studios, and this amazing thing happened, you know, and it was because of there was this this catalysts that happen with us going out there and making this secret of nimh movie. Now, it didn't do very well because we had mismanaged the distribution on it. The the company that had it in their possession. Did not know how to distribute animated feature film. So they dropped the ball. However, you know, it got the attention of someone like Steven Spielberg who looked at it and said the very words that Tony said, oh my gosh. This is Disney film. No, it's not. Yeah. It's it's like the old classic Disney. Yeah. And that's what he was saying. That's what a lot of other people are saying. And in fact, it wasn't it. And I want to say I was just reading this on the internet. You guys started seventy nine wasn't at eighty four that the company had to file for bankruptcy studio. We was that because of that low performance in the box office. No, it was because of mismanagement on the arcade games around nineteen Eighty-three. We started working on dragon slayer and space ace and dragon's lair to in our partners drop the ball as far as after sales service. And so a very very promising business with the arcade industry in the arcade, art form, just dropped, you know, like a like a hot potato and arcade owners became very angry with us. We lost a lot of money. And we found ourselves in a, you know, a bankruptcy situation in order to kind of move on with our business life. Yeah. And you did move on. I mean, that's the amazing thing. I remember being at Cal arts, Tom, and I we were always like so amazed that Dom blue would go from film to film to film. And it seemed like everyone was going to be his last one. But somehow it would always be financing for the next one right now, of course, that that did finally at some point. But it was amazing to see the resilience of Don, Gary, and you guys the made up the team making these movies to continually put out more and more films. And like you said it a huge ripple effect across the industry. I remember when Tom and I were Cal arts as a matter of fact. This is a little later than the rats Ness, guys. And all that there was there was two players in town. There was literally like like Tom said earlier there was the the people that wanted to work for blue and the people that wanted to work for Disney or you went into TV animation worked for Hanoi Barrett. Or maybe this new thing called Cartoon Network or whatever that was starting starting that wasn't starting up yet. Now that was later. Yeah. Said that the you're right. And really blue was winning at Cal arts. Everybody wanted to go work for blue for primarily because they were kind of the same mind set. It was sorta again you wanted to do this classic thing. But really got the tag of being rebels, right? More rebel rebellious than the people that we're the rebels at Disney the rats nece guys. It's I love that irony. But that that that bled over it to Cal arts. So when we were there, you guys were at your height as far as fandom goes, I would say within the animation industry. I it. They were Disney was working on or over. Company just come out. So what movie would that have been for you guys? We were working. I think we were just finishing all dogs go to heaven. Okay. Because all dogs. Get good having came out pretty much the same time as little mermaid. Okay. So that would attract. Wreck with that. And you guys were beating Disney like weren't you some your films making more money than the Disney movies for a few years there? Right. One in particular American tale that was that was the dynamic year that happened. I think in that convinced Disney that they had to revitalize their animation department completely that was year eighty six we American tale came out..
"michael eisner" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Speech righty tv ratings for the nbc's live coast goes cover for the winter olympics was down but i don't want to get off topic been for years and i mean right bring down fifty percents is two thousand four and if you notice this espn and tnt no longer in nascar anymore yeah yeah i think there is some tabby get some change now the second thing i want to talk about is hollywood in hollywood is it making any good movies these days i'm kind of a south proclaim movie guru kinda guy i think they're making some good movies still but i think what you're hitting on is the fact that hollywood is trying to go more and more are rated in reason why i say that you go to some of these films i mean is so loaded with stupid ass jokes that aren't even funny but it's all about talking about somebody's sexual parts or trashed mouth thin and it's the same old one liners that they have and it's just not funny material and you go there and sit in the audience nobody laughs added people's kind of disgusted with it it's so hollywood's taking things in a whole different direction i think that's why a lot of people are turned off and they're not going out to the movies but at the time michael eisner became ceo at disney.
"michael eisner" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Them by front group george soros disney producer allegedly talk about as erections at work how could that be how could a disney produce aren't they had good family friendly company they're not crazy people that they will talk about their reactions at work i mean disney as a family friendly company right sure what is these been dead a very long time it was taken over by not michael eisner disney's broadway boss works on she rated productions but creates an xrated workplace colleagues claiming the report just published the new york post in an article published a day before a stage adaptation of frozen opens in pre lemon the wall street journal reports that disney theatrical productions president produce thomas schumacher has a history of sexual harassment and making incredibly inappropriate remarks the coworkers i don't know what it means what do i care i have we understand these stories one of assistance had to quit with severance a nondisclosure grimmett if she brought her biracial son at the office and schumacher made wisecracks about black men sexual prowess on moron he also talked about porn in erections and you know he sounds like an idiot just a low life idiot who had a little creativity in them a lot of creativity creative people are very aggressive you know i said they use their aggressiveness and their creativity and a combo and they move up in the field but you know they're not s so what he and do about a thing like this schumacher's in the first disney honcho facing sexual harassment allegations pixar boss john lashed with your had to go on leave last year after he was accused of grabbing kissing and making comments about physical attributes a female employees who does a thing like that at work what is wrong with men that they can't control themselves i'd i really don't understand that honest to god let's say you're attractive to summon and your single man you have to grab them that's a crime idiot you have no selfcontrolled and you should be fired that seoul you talk about your reaction at work you are not you should be fired at seoul simple in my book what's the big deal was the big news stories and not he doesn't belong there well right now it's already 19 minutes after the hour we're talking about a lot of topics not most importantly the man at work thing if you can't.
"michael eisner" Discussed on BizTalk Radio
"People between us michael eisner was my boss there was no question about that i knew who reported to me in both roles i think that makes for a pretty good organisational framework and it's just the pinnacle of me ask you this show said the people off who say that the power of the ceo is not directly transferable because of all the interested in washington and you know trump to the example of coming it is a pure businessman you'd think that transition is is each year that it looks then or no no no i i don't know that it's easier than it looks as his hard i mean that who the government is a massive operation in eid is impossible to get your hands around everything you know in the end of the day gm the truth is in government at disney and most things you live or die by the people around you you are no better than the people you pick yao trump said i picked the best of the best he doesn't he doesn't but you are no better i mean i looked good at times because of the people who supported me and the times i didn't look so good is when i didn't listen to the people who supported his ego allow them to do that in the white house has been completely dysfunctional totally dysfunctional fifth because he doesn't have the people and you gotta be able listen to the people you can trust the people you know jimmy carter used to say you've asked what the people who brought you brought there and that's true you bring the right people and then you stay with them what now what were the big things you made your mark on it edhi trust with the ibm and microsoft cases going on then ibm was microsoft was not at t and microsoft and ibm with the to consult the breakup obey to on the maoist about yet that i was very much involved in the at t case had been brought before i was there but the trial started when i was there and we were trying to negotiate two of resolve the.
"michael eisner" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"You just can't do it in terms of the depth of storytelling in character development in all of that is just it's a mismatch that's why they have heavy weight divisions and super lighter winds variety reported on the academy board's decision the next day under a headline that became an instant classic academy eats at short's in response the initial wave of objections over this decision then academy president robert ramey said quote i understand and am sympathetic to the documentary short filmmakers position but this is not our mission they should be honored by the ida the international documentary association it's that organisations area not ours the winter's don't think paramount or michael eisner they give appreciation to hbo close quote but the uproar grew grill and an organization called friends of short film began organizing a petition and landed the backing of some major names in the industry among the signatories were steven spielberg and george lucas who got their start by making shorts as the taylor hack virt who won an oscar for a live action short that launched his career others who signed onto an open letter to the board of governors included francis ford coppola kirk douglas michael douglas michael eisner semyalo jackson jeffrey katzenberg spike lee jack lemmon city party a robert redford meryl streep barbra streisand robert town and harvey weinstein as a result of this sort of pressure the board of governors formed a subcommittee to research the issue and a resulting ninety two page report unanimously recommended keeping both the live action and documentary short awards it was presented to and passed by the board in early 1994 the same categories however were targeted again in 1999 by which point lawrimore had joined the academy what happened was.
"michael eisner" Discussed on The Canon
"Uh or maybe we what or maybe we will i dunno i dunno i don't know what to expect from this month because this his new and i'm kind of excited oh i don't i just jump in by saying the first of our five horror guests and his film guys today we are joined by critic and host of the podcast cancelled too soon which is this really crazy funny podcast where they talk about super super super super old tv shows that only got one season or less and are really weird like i've been hearing some of the epa says it and they're crazy films you'd oh crazy movies and they're crazy tv shows that i had no idea ever existed so you are doing a great service to us enter that built up hello whitney sampled thank you for having me yeah of canceled too soon as is really a gas when especially when we stumble upon something that we had no idea existed before the the serve crown jewel in our collection right now is the one hundred lies of blackjacks savage which was an abc series from the early nineties and though just reading the premise was enough to get us to watch it it's a show about essentially donald trump a donald trump type character who flees whitecollar crime goes to an island in the caribbean buys a castle that has haunted by a black pirate ghost and he in the black pirate ghost team up with essentially a night boat it's like a cyber super boats to solve crimes on this little caribbean island that makes perfect sense i could hold him hedging have him fit and that this was like a michael eisner dream trailed he introduced each episode quite we here is that the sla 1991 i believe and this this was they put a lot of money behind this thing and i guess a.
"michael eisner" Discussed on 1150 AM KKNW
"A couple of movies i had written i've already written jars and i had also written uh a require comedy court which way is up so i had my comedy credentials at order i by ready credentials in order acceptable studio so we were hired collaborators directed screenplay the screenplay turned out to be the for draft of the turk the that and and unlike i think joys which appears u of suit we've talked about you had to rewrite over and over again released a modified based upon the problems and difficulties on said seemed like the house working on the jerk with a pretty uh a plus b equals c or who did you have to rewrite on the on the run as well we don't worry right on the run but whatever work of paramount had a one of those are management short two guy wrote in studio with barry diller michael eisner who had been buried who abc television very good will like or truck david quicker choices they didn't have any confidence holders project so the proclaim time the decided to uh who do another studio the project went universal and a friend of mine comedy writer named michael a liar who had a lot of television michael went to work on the rewrite and good the terrific job the shape of the movie and at the same time carl reiner came on board no right who knows how to get a liar so carl reiner wire collaborated on what was going to be the jerk screenplay creditors story by karl godly people screenplay by diverting microbiome hook we have door priebus actively involved in making that movie i kept out because i another to do uh but they went on to make a classic it was a distance mixer bring it to mind here a little just a piece of the rest restaurant seen here to bring us to lewis your cap another bottle of the shuttle at two i ask but no more 1966 let's large bring us some fresh why the freshest you've got this year's no more this old style we miss you israel i was gearing what sophisticated people here so certainly that character had a voice who talked about previous your all of his own do.
"michael eisner" Discussed on BizTalk Radio
"The from being an employee told me starting a business and that leads you to be how business rockstars what was that like yeah i so if you're if you're really far back it's appropriate being in burbank is why was a trial like you know everybody's euros a a different things michael eisner was my hero you right he ran disney it's this amazing platform radio an and and and cartoons and everything is i'm like a ten year old kid who loves michael eisner um but i think as you know very quickly my career so i i graduated from washington lewis i join bennett companies consultant and there's appeared in their rick wicketless if this isn't really for me this is an fifth for what i want to do and i was lucky enough to tell a friend who made the jumped so he left his own consulting firm and started a company and i said you know what that's what i've been feeling like somewhere inside you read about these things you focused on them learn about them those are the most experienced i want and so i luck dan and moved to new york and join a start off then the funny part was uh six months than we shut down it didn't work out i worked in these amazing founders though they are founded virgin mobile for what we're trying to new mobile virtual network operators as the vice the eyes i the guy actually hired me from the finest in quit two weeks after a joint assembly i had a lot more spots i just i loved it it was it was amazing and so um we you know despite the fact that my friends pull though i told you so and it didn't work out here i i knew that i was hooked and that's what i was that was a space not was was going to do for the rest of my life and that's what i've been doing less than yours wants talk about a moment where you felt and your business on your personal life like it was over like giving up and i.
"michael eisner" Discussed on KELO
"Joe ruble news time is seven three from the kelocom news center i'm michael eisner former sioux falls mayor ricky kenobi wrote out hurricane alma near titusville florida but it wasn't on purpose he's been stuck in florida with his boats mckay kenneth kuhl problems so he was forced to experience the hurricane i will tell you i'm glad i had it now i understand it i will avoid it at all caught in the future are we never on my pocket where oh can ob says he battened down the hatches on his boat took shelter in a house when the wind was howling and debris flying around downside is window so let's go to attorney general mardi jackley has joined at nineteen other republican attorneys general in supporting a colorado cake makers refusal to make a wedding cake for his samesex cup the us supreme court will hear the case which could be the most controversial of the term jackley says it's a case of religious freedom that should be protected by the government not threatened by it so that's good his tax revenues continued to slide last month august revenue numbers were down one point three percent from last year the running overseas six percent below the state legislatures budget target both the state and sioux falls are struggling because of the weaker farm economy and increasing online sales were taxes are not collected christine elible kelocom news any sneak peek at sounds could his annual education report card shows were on the right trajectory and squirting to the state education depart many of the academic indicators remained steady or increased for example math scores went up slightly but what's called the college readiness indicator declined a full report card will be available beginning tomorrow and both senators rounds and threw an our applauding the recent passage of the national fence authorization act or what's better known the.
"michael eisner" Discussed on Acquired
"So there's major courtships with at and t the pre singular merger at t disney that they went hard at disney but apparently michael eisner was a hard no and the quote i think this is from swisher his book one of the guys says we all knew we were living on borrowed time and we had to buy something of substance by using that huge currency we didn't use the term bubble but we did talk about a coming nuclear winter well one of their problems is that they also know that dial up is a limited technology that's going to be eclipsed by broadband again they're not stupid as much as they're not maybe you know a silicon valley company huge technologist they know that broadband is coming either through dsl which people thought would be a thing of the time but mainly cable modems so but a lot of thinking went into we should get a cable company were that's probably why they were talking to at t at t had acela at the time another quote from cares wishers book is an anonymous a o l guy says cable was the driver of everything without it no deal made sense so time warner is the biggest of the media company's at this point in time also they have a little thing called time warner cable so if steve case doesn't want to do an internet tie up he wants to something that has more substance no one's going to believe if they decide they're going to buy an oil company or something like that though they could've they had the the the market captive basically buy anything at that point so what he believes is is time warner has the content and remember they spent a decade believing that content was the thing that would make it online become mainstream become a thing and so it's you know content is key how many times have we heard that over the decades.
"michael eisner" Discussed on KELO
"Joel news time is seven oath three from the kelocom news center i'm michael eisner the first fatality of the sturgis motorcycle rally is a twenty five year old man from utah the department of public safety says he was driving a toyota corolla that swerved and crashed headon with a semi driven by in north dakota man the utah man was pronounced dead at the scene the semi driver uninjured so far this rally dui arrest sr up drug charges are down compared to last year and according to highway traffic counters traffic in a black hills is up this year as well this year's event ends on sunday at a motorcycle crash in sioux falls last month at fourth avenue in east maple has claimed the life of the cyclist forty nine year old vincent van dos ler no charges are currently pending but police say that some could come down after the investigation is complete and dassler's by collided with a pickup at the intersection the magical run of the suv falls little leaguers continues this week at the midwest regional in indianapolis coached jeff schmidt says his group is having a blast litter getting good for her and a little bit of women in band finger really really needed urgent shutter it on the end so falls place kuna rapids minnesota ten nights and sits three wins shy of a trip to williams ports in the famed little league world series pay.
"michael eisner" Discussed on KELO
"Center i'm michael eisner vibert maybe a small community but they're coming together in a large way after a memorial day weekend skid loader accident that claimed the life of fouryearold marcus this bowers the skid loader was driven by a family member superintendent peggy peterson says the karen strength of the areas helping everybody get through the tragedy the horrible loss for for our school community time you lose a child that expecting that at all but we do have a counselor available for folks mark kasparov our had just finished a pre k program a food truck that will border backpacks full of meals to needy kids and sioux falls the stummer started as a dream and then essay written by lincoln high school senior katie patrick and after months of tweaking what started as the paper is now reality and what's more katie in her mom it's drive the truck now it is actually hopping in and turning leaky than than it or are she says the biggest thing she learned from this yearly can do something great news for those concerned that sioux falls may lose the sky force as part of a trend of nba teams preferring their development league affiliate be nearby the team says that the miami heat have purchased a controlling interest in the sky force real bottom line is that the purchase is evidence that the team will stay in sioux falls behind him in family will continue to operate it with help from the heat and get this she may be a fifty four year old woman but she's also accused the bank robbery kimberly campbell walked into the black heels federal credit union allegedly demanded money then took off witnesses called in a description in the vehicle she left in police got up to her on interstate.
"michael eisner" Discussed on KELO
"Center i'm michael eisner democratic state senator billy's sutton hit the corruption button hard today is he announced his candidacy for governor governor bears by the lack of ethics and that is ours ars in its reputation fifteen south dakota ranked forty seven th in the nation and was branded within corruption certain is a former rodeo ride or whose career was cut short in two thousand seven when his horse flipped over in the shoot and he was instantly paralysed t says that the entire state was behind him during his recovery and now he wants to give back sutton's announcement was made at the family ranch near burke overlooking the misery river minnesota lawmakers are shrieking foul after governor mark dayton line item veto to aspects of their latest funding bill house public affairs director susan clause more says it's against the state constitution for one branch of government to override the other in such a way the funding date slashed its funding to keep the legislature moving lawmakers in st paul are now operating with little cash the city of sioux falls held cleanup of selected neighbourhoods in really hauled in the trash the three ground crews removed over seven hundred sixty five tonnes of waste and rebel thirty one tonnes of tires and twenty one tonnes of old appliances the project administrator says the wellkept neighborhood set lower crime rates and are part of the overall health of the city finally tragic news from vyborg fouryearold marcus bowler was run over by a skid loader on monday the sheriff's department says the person operating the loader was a relative the case is being treated as an accidental death we have more on the story at keller.