The Ride of a Lifetime

by Robert Iger

Category: Leadership

Book Reviews

  • Here are some more recent-ish reads that I liked or found valuable off the top of my head: - Creative Quest- Empires of Light - Think Again - Tiger Woods - Boom Town - Liftoff - A Promised Land - No Filter - Becoming - That Will Never Work - The Ride of a LifetimeLink to Tweet
  • Book 35 Lesson: Longshots usually aren’t as long as they seem. With enough thoughtfulness and commitment, the boldest ideas can be executed. to Tweet
  • Reading Bob Iger's "The Ride of A Lifetime" - terrific, quick read that shows how a creative powerhouse was transformed into one of 2 entertainment behemoths alongside Comcast, largely via M&A - ABC/ESPN, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, MLB/AM + 21st Century Fox to Tweet
  • 1/ Finished Book #3 of 2020: The ride of a life time by @RobertIger. What an amazing book. My key takeawaysLink to Tweet
  • Shoe Dog by Phil Knight is the best book I've ever read by a CEO The Ride of a Lifetime by Bob Iger is just as good This might be the best book about leadership I've ever read It was fantastic and far more honest than I would've expected to Tweet
  • Lots of people said read this book by Robert Iger for the first chapter (which is very good), but I thought the whole book was interesting. Fits @michaelbatnick's definition of a book about business vs. a business book. to Tweet

About Book

Robert Iger became CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, during a difficult time. Competition was more intense than ever and technology was changing faster than at any time in the company’s history. His vision came down to three clear ideas: Recommit to the concept that quality matters, embrace technology instead of fighting it, and think bigger—think global—and turn Disney into a stronger brand in international markets. Twelve years later, Disney is the largest, most respected media company in the world, counting Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox among its properties. Its value is nearly five times what it was when Iger took over, and he is recognized as one of the most innovative and successful CEOs of our era. In "The ride of a lifetime," Robert Iger shares the lessons he’s learned while running Disney and leading its 200,000 employees, and he explores the principles that are necessary for true leadership.

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