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Creating Magic by Lee Cockerell
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Mar 25, 09

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Read in March, 2009

A lot of this book is commonsense, but with every management-type book I read, I learn a little something.

I loved his comment about hiring the best, not just the best available - hire someone that you would be willing to work for someday.

I also liked his suggestion that the new hires colleagues should have a chance to meet him/her during the interview process - possibly providing a tour of the building, showing some of the basic responsibilities, etc.

Also really liked the emphasis on appreciation and encouragement of employees.

Overall - good advice with a Disney twist.
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Reading Progress

01/02/2009 page 10
3.47% "It's a Disney book . . . I love Disney. What can I say?"
03/11/2009 page 215
74.65% "Mostly commonsense, but also gave me a few ideas. Favorite: Hire someone you would want to work for one day."
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