Search for books, people and lists
Read This Twice
HomePeopleBooksSign In

The Ride of a Lifetime

Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company

Robert Iger

A grand vision defined: The CEO of Disney, one of Time's most influential people of 2019, shares the ideas and values he embraced to reinvent one of the most beloved companies in the world and inspire the people who bring the magic to life.Robert Iger became CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, during a difficult time. Competition was more inten...
Publish Date
2019
September 23
Goodreads rating
4.4
ISBN
9780399592096
Recommendations
9
Recommendations
May 18, 2020
This is one of the best business books I’ve read in several years. Iger does a terrific job explaining what it’s really like to be the CEO of a large company. Whether you’re looking for business insights or just an entertaining read, I think anyone would enjoy his stories about overseeing Disney during one of the most transformative times in its history.      source
Nov 24, 2019
I really admire Bob Iger and his opinions.      source
The negotiation stories with Steve Jobs alone make this book worth the read.      source
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. The author delivers, and then some! This book is leadership gold—you won’t forget the stories or the lessons.      source
Dec 05, 2019
@bradleyghoover Yes, Bob's book is great and he's an excellent CEO. He's very different than Walt. He sits in between Roy (Walt's brother, businessperson) and Walt, little closer to Roy      source
May 02, 2020
One of the best leadership books I've read. These usually disappoint, but I actually came away with some good leadership notes and new appreciation for what Iger pulled off in his tenure as Disney CEO. Hope to build my own Disney 2.0 one day...      source
Nov 30, 2019
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.      source
Dec 15, 2019
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      source
Jun 25, 2020
I didn’t see it as a how to book. It’s more of how many companies Disney was able to acquire under his leadership team. If you’re going through any kind of M&A, this is a great book for inspiration. The stories of negationing back & forth were powerful.      source