Focuses on leadership lessons from the events precipitating the Animator Strike of 1941 representation of the growing pains of a company which was formed and changed by the American culture as American culture has changed so much formed and drawn from it. The story of Walt Disney roller coaster ride of small-town paperboy underage ambulance-driving serviceman to amateur animator and businessman failed three times to the beginning of the iconic leader is told against the backdrop of rapid and comprehensive change … Read more »

Focuses on leadership lessons from the events precipitating the Animator Strike of 1941 representation of the growing pains of a company which was formed and changed by the American culture as American culture has changed so much formed and drawn from it. Failed the history of Walt Disney roller coaster ride of small-town paperboy underage ambulance-driving man service for amateur animator and thrice businessman to iconic leader is against the background of rapid and comprehensive change in the early 20th Century says. But an ambitious creative genius, he masterfully pursued emerging technological advantage and clearly recognized and embodied American social mores was reckless and naive about strategic business issues, particularly in relation to intellectual property, and personnel management.
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Nitin Nohria,
Anthony J. Mayo,
Bridget Gurtler
Source: Harvard Business School
24 pages.
Release Date: 13 December 2005. Prod #: 406076-PDF-ENG
Walt Disney and the 1941 strike Animator HBR case solution