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“incompetent headhunter”: These great creators of personal brand

In 1919, a young artist was fired from the Kansas City Star that “It lacked imagination and he had no good ideas”. It was called Walter Elias Disney, and four years later founded The Walt Disney Company, one of the largest media and entertainment companies in the world.

Few combinations of first and last names have as much ability to suggest emotions, values and all kinds of attributes brand. Few people have developed an activity that has marked so strongly as many generations as it has the artist who gave life to Mickey, Donald and many other unforgettable characters. It is very likely that none of these characters come to life to be at that “headhunter incompetent” that Disney fired del Kansas City Star.

Perhaps Disney had continued drawing advertisements for newspapers and, surely, I had a great race, in view of his undeniable talent. Possibly, when the young Walter came to Hollywood with 40 dollars in his pocket and a film unfinished in the suitcase was not aware that, at that moment, It was to be born the largest “dream factorys” modern history.

All we have ever enjoyed with “The Sorcerer's Apprentice” or “The Lion King“, to name just a few examples, we have to thank a “headhunter incompetent” is crossed in the life of Disney and “facilitated” creating one of the personal Records most influential twentieth century.

Perhaps Walt Disney is one of the most striking cases, but there are many: Elvis Presley, Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Seinfeld or the same asked are good examples. So, If one day you come across a “headhunter incompetent”, Remember the story of the young cartoonist Kansas City Star.

A dismissal may be the beginning of your personal brand, although it would be better not to wait for that time, so why not start tomorrow?.

About me Celestino Martinez

Celestino Martinez is a consultant, former, lecturer and director of retail marketing at Flow The Retail Partner. After accumulating a great experience for more than 20 years in many areas of the world of retail, It has specialized in the areas of retail marketing and experiential marketing.

As a consultant working with brands and retail distribution companies and in his role as trainer collaborates with numerous universities, business schools and institutions. It is also required as a lecturer and master of ceremonies for both professional events as companies working with the retail sector.

His personal blog won the Gold Award for Best Marketing Blog 2012. He also writes professional marketing and retail publications in Spain and Latin America and has authored several books.

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4 replies
  1. CelestinoMz
    CelestinoMz says:

    Hello Raul.

    I agree with you on the importance of personal marks of the members of a company or any organization.

    However, in many of these organizations is seen as a threat that an employee or employee has their own personal brand and work to strengthen and position in a particular field.

    There is long way to go in our country even though, Fortunately, it seems that seeps concept.

  2. Jorge Eduardo
    Jorge Eduardo says:

    I do not believe in headhunters incompentente,, I find it is more a strong finish. It may be that the “incompetent” It has detected that Mr. Disney would not last long precisely because of its great creative capacity, or because maybe the guy put it could be. And remember that scouts must ensure that the person who is hired last in the company at least 2 years old . Well by Walter who he saw an opportunity that rejection we know today. But I don't buy the ticket “incompetence” Let us not there…what you think??


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