Robert Iger is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. As such, he is the steward of one of the world's largest media companies and some of the most respected and beloved brands around the globe. Since takng up the post in 2005, Iger has built on Disney's rich history of unforgettable storytelling with the acquisitions of Pixar (2006), Marvel (2009), Lucasfilm (2012), and 21st Century Fox (2018), and the landmark opening of Disney's first theme park and resort in Mainland China, Shanghai Disney Resort. Always one to embrace new technology, Mr. Iger has made Disney an industry leader through its creative content offerings across new and multiple platforms. He joined the Apple board of directors in November 2011 and also serves on the boards of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and Bloomberg Philanthropies. In 2012, Robert became a member of the Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the USA's most prestigious honorary societies, which recognizes some of the world's most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, and civic, corporate and philanthropic leaders. Iger has been named one of Fortune magazine's '25 Most Powerful People in Business'; one of the 'Top Gun CEOs' by Forbes magazine; one of the 'Best CEOs' by Institutional Investor magazine; MarketWatch CEO of the Year; and 'CEO of the Year' by Chief Executive.
The story of life at the top of Disney is a thoughtful tale of surviving disruption. * Financial Times * 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. * Brene Brown * Offers a rare glimpse at the extraordinary stress that goes hand in hand with the perks of being a Hollywood oligarch...a digest of his business life as the spectacularly successful leader of the world's most powerful media company, forever guided by the principle innovate or die. * Hollywood Reporter *