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Dig deep and you will find the most compelling argument for working together: happiness.

In business there are always unique individual achievers, but pull down the veil and you’ll often find someone alongside them. Michael Eisner does just that in Working Together. Using his own collaboration with Frank Wells at Disney as a launching point for examining other famously successful partnerships, Eisner offers us an intimate and deeply personal look at some of the most rewarding business partnerships, uncovering what makes them tick and offering unconventional wisdom and unexpected insights. In this essential book for businesspeople everywhere, Eisner shines a light on these startlingly long-lasting and enriching partnerships, weaving together ten separate narratives—from investment gurus to entertainment impresarios, from fashion designers to big-box retailers—into a larger story about the true nature of achievement in life and in business.

Working Together features the stories of ten magical partnerships:

  • Michael D. Eisner and Frank Wells (Disney),
  • Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger (Berkshire Hathaway),
  • Bill and Melinda Gates (the Gates Foundation),
  • Brian Grazer and Ron Howard (Imagine Entertainment),
  • Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti (Valentino),
  • Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell (Studio 54),
  • Arthur Blank and Bernie Marcus (the Home Depot),
  • Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken (restaurateurs),
  • Joe Torre and Don Zimmer (New York Yankees), and
  • John Angelo and Michael Gordon (finance).

Collectively, the stories you’re about to hear form a blueprint for building partnerships that matter, that last, and that allow each of us to do our very best work.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I’ve never done anything solo. Except take tests. But with the exception of that, I would always seek someone out.” 

    Bill Gates

  • “In a business that is so crazy, to actually know that there is somebody who is really smart, whom you care about, who has you inerests, and who is rowing in the same direction, is something of immense value.” 

    Ron Howard

  • “We’re fire and ice, basically. I mean, I’m a little more conservative, he’s a little more of a risk taker. And that’s where he  changed me. He got me in situations to think outside the box a little bit, and to take more chances.” 

    Joe Torre, former New York Yankees manager, on his partnership with bench coach Don Zimmer

  • “These stories of successful collaborations are told by the somewhat-notorious Disney executive Michael Eisner. His tone is confident, sometimes brash, but it gives life to the stories of some of the biggest partners of our generation.

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About the Author

Michael D. Eisner has been a leader in the American entertainment industry for four decades. While president of Paramount Pictures, he turned out hit films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark and Saturday Night Fever. As chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company, he transformed a film and theme park company with $1.8 billion in enterprise value into a global media empire valued at $80 billion. In 2005 he founded the Tornante Company, a privately held corporation that makes investments in and incubates companies and opportunities in the media and entertainment space.