Don’t Be Afraid To Create Something Complex

Do you feel like people don’t understand the method to your madness?

This 1957 Synergy Map from Walt Disney (published in the Wall Street Journey in 1958) shows the complexity of the Disney operations.

Look how the various parts work in harmony to create a sustainable growth engine.

60+ years later, the machine is still going strong with very similar elements.

To some people, Walt’s approach looked like chaos.

I’m sure people told him to focus on just one thing.

They probably said he was stretching himself too thin and that he should stop trying to do so much.

We’ve all heard these criticisms of our own efforts.

Don’t be afraid to create something complex – because you are complex, and your organization should align to who you are and your big vision.

Others have done it before you.

Follow their lead.


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