Walt Disney: A Successful Entrepreneur

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Walt Disney started off as a farm boy drawing cartoon pictures of his neighbour’s horses for fun. When he was older, Walt tried to get a job as a newspaper cartoonist, but was unable to find one and ended up working in an art studio where he created ads for newspapers and magazines. Eventually he grew to work on commercials, became interested in animation, and eventually opened his own animation company which has become one of the most successful businesses in the world.

Walt Disney's childhood was anything but idyllic. His father was a strict disciplinarian who thought nothing of taking a switch to Walt and his brother Roy to administer "corrective" beatings that became a part of their daily routine. Young Walt found an escape from his father's brutality through drawing. With pen and ink, he created his own little fantasy world where life was always beautiful, people were always happy, and, most important, he was always in control. I believe to be a successful entrepreneur you have to do something you’re passionate about and that was the first step to creating his empire.

Walt Disney has come up with 8 secrets to success, which he used to become successful:

1) Provide a promise, not a product

2) Always exceed customers’ expectations

3) Pursue your passion, and the money will follow

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