CoasterBuzz: 20 Years Buzzed, A tale of two CEO's

Posted Wednesday, February 19, 2020 5:47 PM | Contributed by Jeff

January 30, 2020, was the 20th anniversary of the launch of CoasterBuzz. To commemorate the day, we present CoasterBuzz: 20 Years Buzzed, a series of stories and articles about the last 20 years of the amusement industry as seen through CoasterBuzz. In this chapter, we explore the styles and accomplishments of two prominent leaders for Cedar Fair, CEO's Dick Kinzel and Matt Ouimet.

Read more in CoasterBuzz: 20 Years Buzzed.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 5:47 PM
Jeff's avatar

This one took a lot of research to write, but I think that it's important to get it written down and persist the history. I hope you enjoy it!

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Thursday, February 20, 2020 9:54 AM

A great read and it really illustrates the difference between "old school" and modern day leadership. The compare and contrast between Dick Kinzel and Matt Ouimet is honestly a pretty good case study for management styles and the effect they have on company culture and is quite relevant in most any industry.

Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:51 PM

Another solidly interesting chapter. These are fun because they offer new behind the scenes insight on stories, we were familiar with in real time. Again, I appreciate the efforts.

Last edited by Kstr 737, Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:51 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:49 PM

A very good read. Thanks for sharing.

I develop Retro Games for macOS, iPhone, and iPad when not riding coasters.

Friday, February 21, 2020 7:49 AM
Bakeman31092's avatar

Very nice work, Jeff. This was probably my favorite one so far.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:33 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

Really interesting stuff. Interesting to chew on the different CEO management styles and how that does or does not apply to my life and work.

Last edited by ApolloAndy, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:33 PM

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:54 PM

So are there anymore chapters forthcoming? I really have enjoyed reading this.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 5:01 PM
Jeff's avatar

Yes... I just haven't written and edited them as fast as I anticipated.

Jeff - Editor - - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

Thursday, March 5, 2020 5:20 PM

It's cool. I'm sure that you have that life stuff to do.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 7:07 PM
Schwarzkopf76's avatar

Congratulations on 20 years Jeff!

Monday, March 9, 2020 7:28 AM

Great read and thank you for sharing. Keep them coming.

There is no such thing as a terrible Coaster just ones that haven't been taken care of


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