Robert Iger has spent fourteen years as the head of Disney, a company that includes Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox among its holdings. Under Iger's watch, Disney did three things very, very well: established that quality matters, embraced technology, and learned to think globally. The result has taken Disney to the next level, possibly even To infinity.... and beyond!
In The Ride of a Lifetime, Iger shares the lessons he learned running a company of 200,000 employees and teaches what it takes to grow and develop one of the top media companies in the world. We all know what he's working on during his day job. But what does Iger read during the quiet moments?
See his book recommendations below:
Horatio Hornblower Series by C.S. Forester
A classic, multi-volume, historically accurate sea saga about the British Navy in the 19th Century. I tore through all eleven of them in three months!
Educated by Tara Westover
The amazing, inspiring true story of a young woman raised by a fundamentalist Mormon family in Idaho – she had no birth certificate, never attended school, never saw a doctor – who eventually, through sheer force of will, manages to leave, go to college, and ultimately receive a PhD from Cambridge. A lesson in what people can overcome.
The Second Mountain by David Brooks
The New York Times political columnist turns to moral philosophy, exploring his own quest for meaning in life, and discovering the importance of committing to things like a vocation, a family, and a community.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
What can I say that hasn’t been said already? Apart from a personal story that I find enormously inspiring, I was blown away by how honest, open, and real this book was - and how much courage it took to write it.
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
This searing debut novel by one of my favorite authors –and author of several Black Panther comics – is one I am savoring now and one that will continue to resonate for years to come.
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