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The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons in Creative Leadership from the CEO of the Walt Disney Company: Lessons in Creative Leadership from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company Paperback – 10 Oct 2019

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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

I expected a book written by the person who has led Disney for decades to be defined by both gripping storytelling and deep leadership wisdom. Bob Iger delivers, and then some! The Ride of a Lifetime is leadership gold―you won’t forget the stories or the lessons., Brené Brown

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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.

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Press (10 October 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1787630471
  • ISBN-13: 978-1787630475
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2 x 23.4 cm
  • Customer Reviews: 4.8 out of 5 stars1,792 customer ratings
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,479 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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