The Ride of a Lifetime – Audiobook

Audiobook Details

Author: Robert Iger

Format: MP3

Length: 8 hours and 45 minutes

Publisher: Random House Audio

Publication Date: September 23, 2019

Language: English



Number-one New York Times finest vendor

A memoir of management and success: The government chairman of Disney, Time’s 2019 businessperson of the 12 months, shares the concepts and values he embraced throughout his 15 years as CEO whereas reinventing one of the world’s most beloved corporations and galvanizing the individuals who deliver the magic to life.

Named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR

Robert Iger grew to become CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, throughout a troublesome time. Competition was extra intense than ever, and know-how was altering sooner than at any time within the firm’s historical past. His imaginative and prescient got here down to 3 clear concepts: Recommit to the idea that high quality issues, embrace know-how as a substitute of combating it, and suppose greater – suppose international – and switch Disney into a stronger model in worldwide markets.

Fourteen years later, Disney is the biggest, most admired media firm on the earth, counting Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox amongst its properties. Its worth is sort of 5 occasions what it was when Iger took over, and he’s acknowledged as one of essentially the most modern and profitable CEOs of our period.

In The Ride of a Lifetime, Robert Iger shares the teachings he discovered whereas operating Disney and main its 220,000-plus staff, and he explores the ideas which can be crucial for true management, together with:

  • Optimism. Even within the face of issue, an optimistic chief will discover the trail towards the absolute best consequence and concentrate on that, reasonably than give in to pessimism and blaming.
  • Courage. Leaders must be prepared to take dangers and place massive bets. Fear of failure destroys creativity.
  • Decisiveness. All selections, irrespective of how troublesome, could be made on a well timed foundation. Indecisiveness is each wasteful and harmful to morale.
  • Fairness. Treat individuals decently, with empathy, and be accessible to them.

This audiobook is concerning the relentless curiosity that has pushed Iger for 45 years, for the reason that day he began because the lowliest studio grunt at ABC. It’s additionally about thoughtfulness and respect, and a decency-over-{dollars} method that has grow to be the bedrock of each undertaking and partnership Iger pursues, from a deep friendship with Steve Jobs in his ultimate years to an abiding love of the Star Wars mythology.

“The concepts on this e book strike me as common”, Iger writes. “Not simply to the aspiring CEOs of the world, however to anybody desirous to really feel much less fearful, extra confidently themselves, as they navigate their skilled and even private lives.”

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