The CEO of The Walt Disney Company shares the ideas and values he has used to reinvent one of the most beloved companies in the world, and inspire the people who bring the magic to life.
Robert Iger is chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. He previously served as president and CEO, beginning in October 2005, and was president and COO from 2000 to 2005. Iger began his career at ABC in 1974, and as chairman of the ABC Group he oversaw the broadcast television network and station group and cable telvision properties, and guided the merger between Capital Cities/ABC and the Walt Disney Company. Iger officially joined the Disney senior management team in 1996 as chairman of the Disney-owned ABC Group and in 1999 was given the additional responsibility of president, Walt Disney International. In that role, Iger expanded Disney's presence outside of the United States, establishing the blueprint for the company's international growth today.
One of the best business books I've read in years. Unlike most
books on leadership, this one is worth your time. * Bill Gates
The story of life at the top of Disney is a thoughtful tale of surviving disruption. * Financial Times *
Iger's tenure as the leader of the world's most lucrative dream factory has been one long CEO highlight reel. Iger is unassailable. He's transformed his company from a stuffy media doyen into a sexy cultural force. * TIME - Businessperson of the Year 2019 *
Nurturing creativity is less a skill than an art-especially at a company where the brand alone is synonymous with creativity. That's a lot to live up to. Bob Iger has not only lived up to ninety-six years of groundbreaking history but has moved the Disney brand far beyond anyone's expectations, and he has done it with grace and audacity. This book shows you how that's happened. * Stephen Spielberg *
The Ride of a Lifetime is an entertaining example of a business memoir whose author does not pretend to be a superhero. Iger's book works as an argument for the importance of emotional intelligence in business. * New Statesman *