This morning Ithaca College alumnus Bob Iger ’73 appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” to share his leadership philosophy and discuss his new memoir: “The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company.”
Published by Random House, the book shares the ideas and values that Iger embraced to reinvent Disney when he joined the company in 2005. Since then, Disney has acquired Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and 21st Century Fox, and its net income has increased by more than 400%. In the book, Iger also shares the principles he says are necessary for true leadership: optimism, courage, decisiveness and fairness.
“The ideas in this book strike me as universal,” Iger writes. “Not just to the aspiring CEOs of the world, but to anyone wanting to feel less fearful, more confidently themselves, as they navigate their professional and even personal lives.”