McGraw-Hill; 256 pages; $18.95
Everyone would agree that Walt Disney World runs like a well-oiled machine, but can the business strategies of a theme park and multimillion-dollar production company translate to a dance studio? Authors Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson would say yes. In a revised edition of The Disney Way, they take Walt Disney’s credo—“Dream, believe, dare, do”—and distill it into 10 concepts (“Treat customers like guests”; “Support and reward employees”) synonymous with Disney management methods. Included are reports from Ernst & Young, Men’s Wearhouse, The Cheesecake Factory and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts about the way Disney methodology has revitalized their businesses. Do the same with your studio, and reap your own Disney-esque rewards.