Episode 049 – Doug Lipp, Part 2

Doug Lipp
Stories of the Magic, Episode 49



Interview Guest: Doug Lipp





In this episode, we conclude our 2-part interview with Doug Lipp. In part 1, Doug shared about his history interning with Disneyland in the Magic Kingdom Club, returning after graduate school, helping with the opening of Tokyo Disneyland, his two primary mentors (Van France and Jim Cora), leading Disney University at the Walt Disney Studios, and more.


In this episode, Doug talks about…

  • His presentation at the Walt Disney Family Museum about Disney University;
  • Van France (among other things, he’s described as a combination of Jiminy Cricket, Mary Poppins, and an angry Donald Duck);
  • How he ventured out of the Walt Disney Company and into being a speaker, consultant, and author;
  • How he challenges both large corporations and small business owners to “walk the park”;
  • Why leaders often don’t want to do that;
  • His book, Disney U, why he decided to write it, and why there was tremendous pressure as he wrote it;
  • Why the book is valuable to you, even if you aren’t a leader—or at least don’t think of yourself as one;
  • A couple of the most important things he learned from Jim Cora and Van France;
  • What he loved most about his time working for Disney;
  • If he could have any job working for the Walt Disney Company, what it would be and why (here’s a hint: it involves Disney University);
  • A question he never gets asked that he wishes people would ask him;
  • How the values of Disney University can even apply to your family;
  • What inspires him;
  • His advice to you for following your own dreams;
  • Shameless Plug Time.


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