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From Disney to Cancer Survivor to CEO: Who is Shawn Nason?

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In the latest episode of Healthcare Rethink, a FinThrive podcast host, Brian Urban, engages with Shawn Nason, a maverick who brought a Disney-inspired vision to healthcare. Nason, the founder of MOFI, a former Disney Imagineer, and a cancer survivor, shares his transformational journey, advocating for patient-centric experiences. Shawn Nason’s unconventional career—morphing from a Disney…

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Is It Time to ‘Grow or Die’ for Streaming Juggernaut Netflix?

Streaming is a gigantic industry in 2021, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. However, a question remains — can legacy player Netflix continue on a healthy plateau to retain its current audience, or does it have to continue growing to survive and thrive? How will streaming platform competition be guided by investments in…

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AT&T Merges Media Assets With Discovery in Blockbuster Deal

(Bloomberg) — AT&T Inc. agreed to spin off its media operations in a deal with Discovery Inc. that will create a new entertainment company, merging assets ranging from CNN and HBO to HGTV and the Food Network. AT&T will receive $43 billion in cash, debt securities and debt retention, with AT&T shareholders getting stock representing…

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Disney CEO Speaks on Disneyland Reopening Plans

Walt Disney Co. reopens its two California theme parks on April 30 after they were dark for more than a year, a key step in the entertainment giant’s recovery from the pandemic. CEO Bob Chapek said he’s “thrilled” with future guest reservations. Watch below for more.   “I think it’s going to create a reemergence…

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Disney CEO Bob Chapek on Park Reopening Precautions and Future Plans

As COVID-19 restrictions ease across the United States, Disney plans to open its flagship Disneyland theme park on April 30th. The company’s CEO Bob Chapek spoke to Bloomberg about the much anticipated reopening and his optimistic outlook for the future.   Chapek: We’re thrilled with the response that we’re seeing from our guest in terms…

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Can HBO Max Keep Up the Energy in the Crowded World of Streaming?

With people around the globe continuing to cut the cable cord at unprecedented levels, the world of streaming is experiencing a bona fide explosion. Services are popping up and down the spectrum of media companies, from tried-and-true juggernauts like NBC to upstarts and the cemented new-age goliaths like Netflix. HBO is one of those legacy…

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Experience by Design
Focusing on Narrative in Designing a ‘Disney Experience’

Whether you’re an integrator, a designer or simply a label-defying creative, the EXPERIENCE is everything. Host Bryan Meszaros explores the story behind the exhibit to understand how a carefully crafted experience traps into the human experience to connect people to place. Welcome to another episode of the Experience by Design podcast with host Brian Meszaros….

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Construction of the HPC Data Center is Prime Destination for AI Progression
May 17, 2024

As digital infrastructure continues to evolve, the strategic development of data centers is crucial. A recent update from Applied Digital celebrates the progress of the company’s HPC Data Center in Ellendale, North Dakota, positioning it as a pivotal player in the advancement of AI technologies. Highlighted in this special video is the HPC Data…

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Nick Phillips of Applied Digital talks community engagement
Community Engagement is Key for Companies Aiming to Support and Impact Local Communities
May 17, 2024

Corporate responsibility is under the microscope but Applied Digital readily stands out for its positive impact on local communities. As part of the broader discussion on community engagement and economic development, there are several things companies can do to contribute to local prosperity. For a special episode for Applied Digital, Nick Phillips, EVP of…

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Ellendale HPC Datacenter
Ellendale HPC Datacenter
May 17, 2024

The shell of our groundbreaking Ellendale HPC Datacenter is nearly complete! With each panel and beam, we’re closer to launching a hub with unmatched AI capabilities, designed for high-density computing. Watch as we shape the future of AI infrastructure

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Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy
Sunstone Partners Offsite 2024
May 17, 2024

Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy meeting was held offsite in Calistoga, CA this year.  During the event the team bonded in fun activities like wine making and fantastic meals.  On the business side, there was reflection on the significant accomplishments of the team for the year, as well as focusing on upcoming goals…

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Disney Parks Cut Labor Force by 28,000 Amid Difficult Recovery
October 6, 2020

Disney theme parks are becoming a small world after all as the company announces a massive round of layoffs to its part-time employees. According to the BBC, Disney lost 4.7 billion dollars in revenue in just three months of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The layoffs apply to Disney’s US based parks in…

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Measuring the Full Impact of Decreased Capacity Allowances at Theme Parks
September 21, 2020

On this episode of The Suite Spot, hosts Carlos Vargas, Howard Holton and Paul Lewis dive into a topic that might seem off the beaten path – but that’s relevant to any organizational leader. By conducting some “Mickey Mouse math” about Disney’s park reopenings, the trio explored the implications of COVID-19 on one of the world’s themed entertainment juggernauts and…

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Film Studios Can Run Their Own Movie Theaters. Now What?
August 12, 2020

A New York federal judge has officially granted a motion by the U.S. Department of Justice to end the Paramount Consent Decrees, an existing regulation preventing film studios from owning their own cinemas in the interest of preventing a movie-industry monopoly. To discuss the potential fallout of this decision, host Daniel Litwin was joined by…

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Netflix Puts Trademark Boots on Space Force Name, Edging Out U.S. Military: Business Casual
June 15, 2020

Powered by RedCircle While fans and critics may be clashing about the comedic success of the new Steve Carrell and Greg Daniels Space Force series that debuted on May 29th, Netflix is apparently winning the planetary battle against the U.S. military to trademark the show’s name. Starring Carrell as a decorated general tapped to lead…

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What Theme Parks Can Learn From Disney Shanghai’s Reopening
June 1, 2020

As the world begins to open up, the future of Disney and other theme parks is uncertain. In this interview the Voice of B2B, Daniel Litwin, chats with Disney expert Ziggy Oskwarek, of ZiggyKnowsDisney.com. Ziggy, a Disney fanatic since childhood, began his blog about four years ago, providing insights and insider tips for those…

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Disney Bring Back Bob Iger to Tackle COVID-19
April 23, 2020

On this Business Casual segment, host of Secure the Bag, Taylor Bagley, follows up on a previous break down he did on the departure of Bob Iger from Disney earlier this year. Roughly six weeks after leaving the post to become Executive Chairman, Iger is now back as acting CEO of Disney in response…

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Disney’s Bob Iger Steps Down as CEO: Business Casual
March 3, 2020

Earlier this week, Disney announced that the CEO of the company, Bob Iger, was stepping down, shocking the media industry as much for its timing (his contract was through the end of 2021) as for its substance. Disney’s CEO for more than 15 years—since Michael Eisner’s departure in 2005—Iger built Disney into one of the…

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Business Casual: Disney+ and Drones Make Historic Debuts
November 21, 2019

On this episode of Business Casual, hosts Geoffrey Short and Daniel Litwin break down the significance of three important debuts. First, in Oklahoma, a drone flight that could have major implications to retailers everywhere. Later, Amazon expert Kiri Masters joins the show to discuss the retailer’s venture into the grocery store space. Short and Litwin…

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IAAPA 2019 Preview: 3 Reasons to Attend
November 5, 2019

The attraction industry’s global association should have no problem attracting professionals to its flagship conference this November. The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo returns to Orlando, Florida’s Orange County Convention Center from November 18-22. IAAPA Expo 2019 brings together leaders of theme and amusement parks from across the country…

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