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Author: Aaron R. Cohen, Michael D. Eisner Narrator: Michael D. Eisner, Rick Adamson Publisher: HarperCollins Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780062025418

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In Working Together, a fascinating and invaluable look at why great partnerships succeed, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner discusses how professional partnerships have contributed to his success. In addition, Eisner tells the stories of nine other highly successful business collaborations, including Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti, Bill and Melinda Gates, Joe Torre and Don Zimmer, and Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.

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  • “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.

    - AudioFile

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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.

About the Narrator

Rick Adamson is an award-winning voice artist with more than twenty years’ experience in voiceovers, spoken word events, event announcing, and children’s media, as well as commercials for well-known international corporations. He has narrated numerous television and film documentaries, including Croatia, co-narrated with Martin Sheen. His audiobook narration includes more than two dozen major books, as well as dozens of early-reader titles for juveniles. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2011 for Best Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction for In a Heartbeat, and he was among the finalists for the 2006 Audie Award for Best Personal Development/Motivational Work for Younger Next Year. He earned an AudioFile Earphones Award for the ensemble narration of Rough Water.