Here is something that might surprise you: Walt Disney, that icon of American ingenuity, was in financial straits through most of his career. You probably thought he would have been a business genius — a model for others to study. But Disney was an atrocious businessman, constantly running his company into the ground. At the same time, though, he was a corporate visionary whose aversion to typical business practices led to the colossus that the Walt Disney Company became.
Disney was in constant financial struggle but the thing I like about him was his dedication to his artistic pursuit and vision. If he gave up, we wouldn’t have those heartwarming animations and Disneyland!