Business Quotes

No one can argue the success Walt Disney was able to achieve in the business world. Today the Walt Disney Company is a multi-billion dollar corporation and while Mr. Disney has long since passed, there’s no doubt the Walt Disney Company’s success is directly due to his orignal vision and creative tenacity. Whether you currently run or manage a business or have aspirations of starting up a business, enjoy these quotes on business from Walt Disney himself.

Walt Disney Business Quotes

“The secret of juggling many responsibilities is organization. Key men are responsible to me and constantly in touch with me to see that I’m there at the right time. These administrators keep things running” – Walt Disney

“Every man is captain of his career and there must be cooperation all around if he is to get what he wants out of life.”  – Walt Disney

“Baseball is a great teacher of an important secret of living: the giving and taking in the group, the development of qualities and behavior that will stand us in good stead through life pursuits both personal and professional.”  – Walt Disney

“When we consider any new project, we really study it- not just the surface idea, but everything about it. And when we go into that new project, we believe in it all the way. We have confidence in our ability to do it right. And we work hard to do the best possible job.”  – Walt Disney

“I wanted to retain my individuality. I was afraid of being hampered by studio policies. I knew if someone else got control, I would be restrained.”  – Walt Disney

“Everyone needs deadlines. If we didn’t have deadlines, we’d stagnate.”  – Walt Disney

“There’s really no secret about our approach. We keep moving forward- opening up new doors and doing new things- because we’re curious. And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. We’re always exploring and experimenting. We call it Imagineering- the blending of creative and imagination with technical know-how.”  – Walt Disney

“Well, I think by this time my staff are convinced that Walt is right. That quality will win out. And so I think they’re going to stay with that policy because it’s proved that it’s a good business policy. Give the people everything you can give them. Keep the place as clean as you can keep it. Keep it friendly, you know. Make it a real fun place to be. I think they’re convinced and I think they’ll hang on after… as you say… well… after Disney.”  – Walt Disney

“The first year at Disneyland I leased out the parking concession, brought in the usual security guards- things like that- but soon realized my mistake. I couldn’t have outside help and still get over my idea of hospitality. So now we recruit and train every one of our employees. I tell the security police, for instance, that they are never to consider themselves cops. They are there to help people. The visitors are our guests. It’s like running a fine restaurant. Once you get the policy going, it grows.”  – Walt Disney

“To try to keep an operation like Disneyland going you have to pour it in there. It’s what I call ‘Keeping the show on the road.’ Not Walt Disney Business Quotesjust new attractions, but keeping it staffed properly… you know, never letting your personnel get sloppy… never let them be unfriendly. That’s been our policy all our lives. My brother and I have done that and that is what has built our organization.”  – Walt Disney

“The way I see it, Disneyland will never be finished. It’s something we can keep developing and adding to. A motion picture is different. Once it’s wrapped up and sent out for processing, we’re through with it. If there are things that could be improved, we can’t do anything about them anymore. I’ve always wanted to work on something alive, something that keeps growing. We’ve got that in Disneyland.”  – Walt Disney

“We developed so many talents as we went along that I lay awake nights figuring out how to use them. That’s how we became so diversified. It was a natural branching out.”  – Walt Disney

“Get in. Not choose but get in. Be part of it and then move up. I’ve always had that feeling about things. And it upsets me so much when people want to get into something but they’re too darn choosy about what they want to do. Get in while you have a chance to at least look and see, and out of it might come something.”  – Walt Disney

“A man should never neglect his family for business.”  – Walt Disney

“I reject luck- I feel every person creates his own ‘determinism’ by discovering his best aptitudes and following them undeviatingly.”  – Walt Disney

“When they come here, they’re coming because of an integrity that we’ve established over the years. And they drive hundreds of miles. I feel a responsibility to the public.”  – Walt Disney

“As well as I can, I’m untying the apron strings- until they scream for help.”  – Walt Disney

“The whole thing here is the organization. Whatever we accomplish belongs to our entire group. Look at Disneyland. That was started because we had the talents to start it, the talents of the organization… what we did was possible only because we already had the staff that had worked together for years, blending creative ideas with technical know-how.”  – Walt Disney

“I think if there’s any part I’ve played, the vital part is coordinating these talents, and encouraging these talents, and carrying them down a certain line. It’s like pulling together a big orchestra. They’re all individually very talented. But they all need to be pulled together, and that’s my job.”  – Walt Disney

“You can dream, create, design, and build the most wonderful place in the world… but it requires people to make the dream a reality.”  – Walt Disney

“No matter what the provocation, I never fire a man who is honestly trying to deliver a job.”  – Walt Disney

“Anything that has a Disney name to it is something we feel responsible for.”  – Walt Disney

“I don’t pose as an authority on anything at all, I follow the opinions of the ordinary people I meet, and I take pride in the close-knit teamwork with my organization.”  – Walt Disney

“Most of my life I have done what I wanted to do. I have had fun on the job. I have never been able to confine that fun to office hours.”  – Walt Disney

“My brother Roy was already in Los Angeles as a patient in the Veterans Hospital. When he got out, we had more in common than brotherly love. Both of us were unemployed… and neither could get a job. We solved the problem by going into business for ourselves. We established the first animated cartoon studio in Hollywood.” – Walt Disney

“Besides, you don’t work for a dollar- you work to create and have fun.” – Walt Disney

 

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