Walt Disney's legacy reaches all over the world, which is a far stretch from his humble beginning delivering newspapers in Kansas City. This study will examine Walt Disney's life, starting with his humble beginnings on the farm, his early days as a cartoonist, to the rise of the Walt Disney Corporation. The examination will look at the man, Walt Disney, focusing on his upbringing and the various challenges that he faced throughout his life that shaped the leader that he would later become, and will reveal how, despite the adversities, obstacles, and challenges that Walt faced, and how they shaped Walt into a successful American entrepreneur, cartoonist, animator, director, and pioneer in animation. Walt can attribute his success to his incredible work ethic and five simple rules every entrepreneur should follow. For Walt, those four simple words, Dream-Believe-Dare-Do, have become the pillars for the Disney corporation and should be foundational for every entrepreneur as they begin to work towards their dreams and goals for their business, and perhaps one day they will be as successful as Walt Disney, remember "it was all started by a mouse."
Bellamy, Micah P.
"“Started By A Mouse” An examination into the character of Walt Disney, and the Company that he built.,"
Bound Away: The Liberty Journal of History: Vol. 5:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/ljh/vol5/iss1/3