- Learned to speak English through Scooby Doo and Price is Right
- Learned why Gary became a Jets Fan
- When you are 12 and you have 10k under your bed and you are not selling weed, you are doing a good job.
- Set up a lemonade stand, collected/sold baseball cards, and then it clicked that collecting wine and being an expert in it was his next ticket.
- ’98-’05 Grew from a 4 to a 45 million dollar business
- The Thank You Economy is about listening. Start listening and don’t do so much talking.
- People used to spend millions of dollars doing focus groups. Now people are doing it for free and it isn’t biased (not in a focus group room etc).
- You don’t go back to what hurt you (Charlie Sheen > more cocaine).
- We just lived through the big box era, we are going to an era where people go to where there is a relationship.
What did I miss? What do you think?
John Lasseter: Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation StudiosPrincipal Creative Advisor, Walt Disney Imagineering
John Lasseter is a two-time Academy Award®-winning director and oversees all films and associated projects from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. He directed the groundbreaking and award-winning films Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2 and Cars. Additionally, his executive producing credits include Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, WALL•E, Bolt, and last year’s critically acclaimed Up, which enjoyed the distinct honor of opening the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and was awarded two Academy Awards® for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score. Lasseter also served as executive producer for Disney’s Oscar®-nominated The Princess and the Frog, a musical comedy set in the great city of New Orleans, as well as Disney•Pixar’s most recent critical and box office hit, Toy Story 3, which is based on a story by Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich.