Peter Durand

Lessons I learned from the Walt Disney Family Museum

In Journal on February 11, 2011 at 5:18 pm
1. Never lose control of your artistic work.

2. Technology should not inhibit your long-term plans; build the environment you need and mash up all available tools.

3. Story above all else.

4. Have the process of creating ideas and the process of executing on creative ideas be separate, but equal.

5. Diversify. Stoke that pipeline, so that overall success never depends upon the fate of a single project.

6. People attach themselves to characters with imperfections and personality, not concepts, commandments, or corporations.

7. Hire talent, give them what they need to be successful, but always retain the “voice” of the studio.

8. If you want to change the world, you need to know how to organize.

9. Loyalty is built through consistency and longevity.

10. Work hard, have fun, and take your family with you wherever you go.

Peter Durand

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