Lecciones de liderazgo creativo: Mi gran aventura al frente de la empresa que ha convertido la magia en realidad
El CEO de Disney comparte las ideas y los valores que le han permitido reinventar una de las compañías más admiradas del mundo e inspirar a las personas que dan vida a la magia.
Robert Iger se convirtió en CEO de la Walt Disney Company en 2005 durante un momento difícil para la empresa. La moral se había deteriorado, la competencia era intensa y la tecnología estaba ca...more
- Listened to this at 2.6x on Audible. Finished it in 2 days. 10/10. Made me tear up in many parts.
- Probably would've gotten a little more from it if I were American and older, and therefore would've been familiar with ABC shows etc.
A few highlights:
- Wakes up at 0415
- Good enough isn't good enough
- If you want innovation, you can't be afraid of failure
- 'The way they conveyed their faith in me made all the difference'
- Great is often the result of the ...more
This book is an autobiographical victory lap Iger wrote about his career. He frames the book as a set of leadership lessons with the focus of the book being his work at Disney. He has many useful lessons to offer but the most fascinating parts of the book deals with how he managed to secure the big acquisitions made by Disney (Pixar, Marvel, LucasFilm & Fox).
However, I found the book be underwhelming on a more personal side. For an autobiography there seems ...more
“True authority and true leadership come from knowing who you are and no ...more
A potentially fascinating subject for this sort of book, perhaps the greatest entertainment industry leader of our time, shares insight into how he tackled impossible challenges coming up in the busi ...more
But what I picked up this book to learn was in-depth insight into managing the creative process, negotiating difficult personalities, and creating a unique creative culture at Disney and subsumed companies. Although the book told a coherent, clear storyline with interesting vignettes, it ultimately glossed over key moments in the general sense, rather than diving deep and mining their emotions. Some examples:
1.) Charac ...more
The first one told him that Omar Mateen walked into the pulse night club in Orlando and started shooting. He killed 49 people and 53 were injured - among them Disney employees. The investigation showed that he was in preparation of attacking the Disney Complex.
The second one was about a two year old boy ...more
Still— such large corporate monopolies make me uneasy.
What will Disney buy next?
“Innovate or die, and there’s no innovation if you operate out of fear of the new or untested.”
The history of the 20th century is the history of business ascendant and the history of powerful businessmen and women: Coco Chanel, Henry Ford, Bill Gates, Martha Stewart, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey. These are just a few names at the top of a long list of people who have made a ...more
Lessons shared by Robert Iger with generosity, optimism and decency.
Fostering risk taking and creativity, building a culture of trust, fuelling a deep and abiding curiosity are just few great examples of his inspiring lessons.
If you like actual leadership principle that works in real world pick this book
& I read some 2 or 3 star review they expect this book contain Disney strategy actually it contains but people don't understand very ...more
This was a wonderful book about Robert Iger's amazing life, career and positive outlook. With so many CEOs who aren't always good people, good for their business or don't care for their employees, it is a breath of fresh air to hear from someone who is grounded in reality, treats people the way they should be treated, forward thinking and committed to quality and his customers. His insights to years at ABC are fascinating, horrifying, and give an insight ...more
It is hands down the best book I read on leadership. Unlike every other book in the realm, it isn't prescriptive. You're going through the journey with Bob and understand why he believes in the things he does. The ups and downs of the journey gave me goosebumps and really drilled into my head those core principles that Bob lives by. I can't stop crushing on Iger after this book hahaha. Absolutely loved the book omg.
I also got a physical copy of it because ...more
Iger reinvented Disney to its truest core, turned it into a true Global Company backed with the latest technology. Through his shrewd negotiation skills, he has successfully led acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, Lucas Film & 20th Century Fox to turn Disney into a powerhouse organisatio ...more
"Ask the questions you need to ask, admit without apology what you don’t understand, and do the work to learn what you need to learn as quickly as you can."
"We all want to believe we are irreplaceable. The trick is to be self-aware enough that you don't cling to that notion that you are the only person who can do this job."
"You cannot win on the defensive. It's only about the future. It's no ...more
I loved how Bob Iger candidly talked of the journey, and does not shy away from the nitty-gritty, with no sugarcoating even in the slightest; it was refreshingl ...more
I enjoyed this a lot. I felt Iger was very honest about his work experience, which is rare to see from a CEO at the top of his game. Most are so interested in painting a flattering picture of their legacy. This didn't feel like the typical "after a lifetime of accomplishments, I'm going to write a book about those accomplishments as a trophy ...more
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