The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company by Robert Iger

Part business lessons, part personal journey, and part the rise of today’s dominant entertainment empire, this book is endlessly fascinating and consistently engaging. Chapters such as the acquisition of Pixar are written with the sort of nail-biting edge of your seat intensity that would make thrillers envious. Who knew board room meetings and phone calls could be so exciting? I think Bob Iger struck the perfect balance of personal and professional. A genuinely interesting and surprising personal touch was his relationship with Steve Jobs, I had no idea how close the two were. As someone’s who’s followed every move Disney has made for years and been in awe of Bob Iger’s ability to navigate the evolving media landscape and make calculated acquisitions to position Disney at the top, this book was an invaluable inside/behind the scenes look at how so many defining deals went down. His personal journey chronicling his 45 year rise to the most powerful man in entertainment was also a marvel and came with some valuable insights, lessons and exciting “how will he make this happen” moments. I loved the summary of his wisdom at the end. I loved this book and a must read. Get your copy from here.

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