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Walt Disney’s Courageous Story of Resilience Teaches Us How a Few Simple Choices Can Lead to Greatness.

Dr. Jeffrey Barnes is a best selling author and world-renowned Disney keynote speaker on the life and lessons of Walt Disney. While most know the beloved characters and theme parks, few know Walt’s rags-to-riches story of perseverance that brought his success.

Disney faced many obstacles before attaining true success, and ultimately created his most iconic work through the challenges of The Great Depression. Where many would simply quit or take the easy road, Walt continued on following a few simple principles that guided his life.

It was only by deciding to go “All In” that he would start to build the brand synonymous with timeless stories known by billions around the world.

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The Wisdom
of Walt

Leadership Lessons from the Happiest Place
on Earth

In The Wisdom of Walt, Professor Jeffrey Barnes distills Walt Disney’s vision, his knowledge, and his methods into a series of actionable lessons.

Through historical vignettes about Disneyland, as well as plentiful examples and exercises, Barnes creates a framework through which you can apply Walt’s wisdom to improve your career, your company, and your life.

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About Jeff

JEFFREY A. BARNES is a best-selling author, Disney motivational speaker, higher education administrator, university professor, and leadership/success coach.

He has more than thirty-five years of professional speaking experience and twenty years experience leading teams and teaching college courses.

Jeff believes Disneyland’s story teaches us some of life’s greatest lessons—as long as you know its history, know what to look for, and you are willing to connect it all to your own story.

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