Grounded in reality and pixie dust

Disney most admired company
While i was giving the Creating Magic Keynote, Fortune was releasing their 2016 Most Admired Companies list.


It’s not the Magic that makes it work, it’s the hard work that makes it Magic. The company i spoke to is focused on stewardship. Began the leadership keynote with a powerful thought by publicly acknowledging that all 350 people in the room are in one of three revolving and unpredictable places in life:

  1. Currently going through a hell no one knows about
  2. Just coming out of a hell no one knew about
  3. About to go into a hell no one will know about


i told them it was because they needed to know i’m grounded in reality, in spite of the overwhelmingly high standards i was about to share.

PS. yesterday, February 19, 2016, Fortune named Disney #5, up one from #6 last year.





On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.