Ward Kimball put out a book about Walt Disney and it is one of the most interesting reads around. Check out the link.
It really does say something about the spirit of entrepenuers and inventors at the time of Disney. I wonder if we haven't lost some of the kind of whackiness this guy had...
A quick quote:
He once said to me, "I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I've ever known."
I think we need more imagination and passion, it's part of why we play with trains!