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The Ride of a Lifetime Book Summary

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By Robert Iger

15 min
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In The Ride of a Lifetime, Robert Iger chronicles how innovation was the key to his many successes. Through his story from his humble beginnings at ABC’s Small Production Services Department to being offered the job of CEO at Disney and rebuilding the company, he demonstrates how innovation, risk-taking, quality leadership, and a few other things can lead to massive success. Learn about how curiosity is important, but fear can also play an important role in success, or how you never know when you’ll get your lucky break. Discover how making the right decision at “inflection points” can make or break your career… or how taking a chance and having the conviction to follow it through can be career-changing. Read about how poor corporate culture can kill innovation (and the morale of its employees)... and many more important lessons from Disney’s current CEO.

About the Author

Robert Iger is an American media executive, film producer, author, and businessman. He is Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. He previously served as president of ABC television from 1994-1995 and as President/COO of Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. from 1995 to 1996, when Disney acquired the company. Iger has worked to broaden Disney’s roster of intellectual properties and presence in international markets. He oversaw the acquisitions of Pixar in 2006 for $7.4 billion dollars and Marvel Entertainment in 2009 for $4billion, Lucasfilm in 2012 for 4.06 billion, and 21st Century Fox in 2019 for $71.3 billion. During his tenure, the company has expanded its theme park resorts in East Asia, launching the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and the Shanghai Disney Resort in 2005 and 2016, respectfully. Iger oversaw increasing market capitalization from 48.4 billion to 257 billion over a period of thirteen years. In April of 2019, he announced plans to step down as CEO in 2021. He attended Ithaca College, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Television and Radio.
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The Ride of a Lifetime

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