The Ride of a Lifetime

Author: Robert Iger

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0399592091

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A memoir of leadership and success: The executive chairman of Disney, Time’s 2019 businessperson of the year, shares the ideas and values he embraced during his fifteen years as CEO while reinventing one of the world’s most beloved companies and inspiring the people who bring the magic to life. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR Robert Iger became CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, during a difficult time. Competition was more intense than ever and technology was changing faster than at any time in the company’s history. His vision came down to three clear ideas: Recommit to the concept that quality matters, embrace technology instead of fighting it, and think bigger—think global—and turn Disney into a stronger brand in international markets. Today, Disney is the largest, most admired media company in the world, counting Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox among its properties. Its value is nearly five times what it was when Iger took over, and he is recognized as one of the most innovative and successful CEOs of our era. In The Ride of a Lifetime, Robert Iger shares the lessons he learned while running Disney and leading its 220,000-plus employees, and he explores the principles that are necessary for true leadership, including: • Optimism. Even in the face of difficulty, an optimistic leader will find the path toward the best possible outcome and focus on that, rather than give in to pessimism and blaming. • Courage. Leaders have to be willing to take risks and place big bets. Fear of failure destroys creativity. • Decisiveness. All decisions, no matter how difficult, can be made on a timely basis. Indecisiveness is both wasteful and destructive to morale. • Fairness. Treat people decently, with empathy, and be accessible to them. This book is about the relentless curiosity that has driven Iger for forty-five years, since the day he started as the lowliest studio grunt at ABC. It’s also about thoughtfulness and respect, and a decency-over-dollars approach that has become the bedrock of every project and partnership Iger pursues, from a deep friendship with Steve Jobs in his final years to an abiding love of the Star Wars mythology. “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.”

The Ride of a Lifetime

Author: Leon David Bess

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595525105

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 282

View: 2185

Candid forthright graphic at times a bit outrageous; whatever else may be said of Mr. Bess: "His place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt, "Man in the Arena" "Leon is the kid from the rough neighborhoods of Detroit who on his sheer smarts and gumption became extremely successful and never grew a big head." -Gary Fry, former law partner at EK&J "When Leon comes down to Cochise County, he doesn't act like those other Phoenix lawyers." -Wallace Riley, former Cochise County Superior Court Judge "When they made Leon, they definitely threw away the mold." -David Wm. West, former law partner at EK&J

The Ride of a Lifetime

Author: Paul Teutul

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470497890

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 5357

Tough, smart business advice from the star of the hit TLC reality show "American Chopper" Now in paperback, The Ride of a Lifetime elucidates the business principles that have made Paul Teutul Sr. and Orange County Choppers a household name. Paul's smart, commonsense business wisdom works for businesses both big and small in any industry. Here, he shows you firsthand how he built a uniquely successful business by working hard and demanding it from others; encouraging and embracing unfettered creativity; establishing well-defined roles for every team member and demanding they support each other; and using honest conflict and confrontation to solve problems and constantly innovate. Paul and his sons build the best one-of-a-kind choppers in the world with unrivaled passion, creativity, and honesty. The Ride of a Lifetime shows you how they do it. Offers an inside look at the business practices that built Orange County Choppers into a massively successful business Reveals a different side to the OCC family patriarch Full of practical, real world business principles that lead to unlimited success for any business The Ride of a Lifetime is a smart, tough-as-nails guide to business success that every entrepreneur should read.

Summary of the Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger - Lessons Learned from 15 Years As CEO of the Walt Disney Company

Author: Ctprint

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781706513629


Page: 54

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The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company.Disclaimer: This bооk іѕ nоt mеаnt tо rерlасе thе оrіgіnаl bооk but tо ѕеrvе аѕ a companion tо іt. ABOUT THE ORIGINAL BOOK: In Thе Ride of a Lіfеtіmе (2019), Robert Igеr сhаrtѕ hіѕ саrееr frоm the bасkrооmѕ of аn Amеrісаn TV nеtwоrk tо CEO оf Dіѕnеу. As Igеr hіmѕеlf еmрhаѕіzеѕ, rеасhіng thе tор wasn't аlwауѕ ѕmооth ѕаіlіng - іn fасt, Dіѕnеу'ѕ futurе was аnуthіng but secure when he lаndеd hіѕ drеаm jоb back іn 2005. So how did hе turn thіngѕ аrоund? Wеll, that's whаt wе'll bе еxрlоrіng іn these blіnkѕ as we lооk аt the strategy, vision, аnd leadership ѕtуlе of оnе of the wоrld'ѕ mоѕt іnnоvаtіvе CEOѕ. ABOUT THЕ AUTHОR: Robert Igеr hаѕ been the CEO оf thе Walt Dіѕnеу Company ѕіnсе 2005. Bеfоrе his рrоmоtіоn, hе ѕеrvеd аѕ thе соrроrаtіоn'ѕ рrеѕіdеnt аnd COO. Igеr bеgаn hіѕ саrееr аt ABC іn 1974 аnd hеld a numbеr оf kеу positions at the nеtwоrk bеfоrе іtѕ acquisition bу Disney.


Author: Ben D. Mahaffey

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491713879

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 650

View: 9420

This volume is a compilation of five books written by the author over the last decade. Many readers have read one or more of the books but don't have the complete set. This compilation gives former readers and new readers hours of exciting reading. The first four books are similar, but the last book is "beyond hunting and fishing" in that it covers the life of Theodore Roosevelt, personal war stories, a discussion of the Constittion and other exciting features.

Journey of a Lifetime

Author: Basudeb DasSarma,Basudeb DasSarma PhD

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465334246

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 158

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Author: Len Coates

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1481783033

Category: Travel

Page: 377

View: 5609

When I wrote my first book, Journeys of a Lifetime, in 2004, it reflected how dreams of mine, of visiting unknown places in the United Kingdom, countries across the North Sea in Europe, and seemingly far off continents of America, Africa, Asia, and Australia became reality. That was mainly due to the advent of air travel, package holidays, and the massive growth of international travel in the second half of the twentieth century. Nine years on from that book, my traveling has continued, and in that time, having seen the arrival of grandchildren, naturally they have joined in some of the journeys. Although places visited in that time include some return trips to old favorites, this book reflects only the new places visited. In particular India, the Middle East, the Far East, and nearer home Eastern Europe, all are featured more this time. Also, as we now have an Aussie part of the family, naturally Australia is also a regular destination. Although the United Kingdom is much smaller in area than the others, it is packed with wonderful places to visit, so trips at home are still often on the itinerary. In addition, cruising has taken off in the last decade a bit like package deals to Europe did in the 1960s and has added a new dimension to the journeys made. Cruises are featured several times in this book. More Journeys of a Lifetime reflects the further growth in long-haul travel and the massive increase of cruising. Hope you enjoy my further travels around this small world of ours, going on from those early dreams of mine and continuing to do so!

Journey Of A Lifetime

Author: Julie Rosenbaum-Engelhardt

Publisher: LULU

ISBN: 1483406733

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 437

View: 9028

When a girl from the Bronx is uprooted to small town Indiana, she capitalizes on the small-pond opportunities and leads you on a behind the scenes roller coaster ride of her charmed life in some of the world's most coveted stages, from the dugout with baseball legend Albert Pujols to hanging out on the infamous Honeysuckle Rose, Willie Nelson's famed tour bus, and so many more epic experiences. ""Julie's book walks us through old Ebbets Field and her love of the Brooklyn Dodgers, especially Duke Snider, Jackie Robinson, and Gil Hodges, through legendary entertainment artists and several stops in between, with knowledge, heart, and passion."" -Don Mattingly, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers ""Julie has such a unique way of capturing life and allowing her readers to see and feel exactly what she portrays. I have always loved to read her writings and been moved by her stories."" -Tom Arnold, actor

Romance of a Lifetime

Author: Paula Perry-McKay

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412043433

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8570

Pamela House has a challenging career as President of J&H Engineering. After her second divorce, this single mother of a teenage son returns to college, and plans to concentrate solely on her business, education, and child. She has a loving family and a close circle of friends that are caring and supportive of her endeavors. This assertive businesswoman is swept away by someone she believes is her soul-mate: the adoring and attractive Pediatric Oncologist, Dr. Ronald Jessup. This successful doctor is a widower, who is raising three sons following the tragic death of his wife. When the two met at a Political Dinner, there was a moment that changed their lives forever. Their meeting would spark the beginning of an awe-inspiring and fanciful romance. This seductive meeting leads them to a whirlwind romance that appeared to be the pinnacle of their life-long dreams. Their relationship appeared to be perfect until one fateful night when she sees him with another woman. When Pamela's world suddenly falls apart, she searches for the truth of why their relationship appeared to have failed. Pamela's Romance of a Life Time led her on a soul-searching journey.

Blue Skies, Green Hell

Author: Marilyn Lazzari-Wing

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465349308

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7097

Blue Skies, Green Hell, a thriller written by a bush pilot's wife, is a riveting tale setin the 1950s when pioneers of the sky flew single-engine aircraft over unforgiving wilderness and impenetrable jungle in Venezuela. Marilyn and Frank live in a place called the last frontier on the Orinoco River where he establishes a multi-aircraft service that flies supplies and medicine to remote and inaccessible communities. Together they challenge the odds and take the exhilaration of flying to new heights. Their world is fierce weather with no weather reports, aircraft with limited range radios, and planes with six basic instruments. A search and rescue effort ends when they make a forced landing in no man's land. A flight to Miami turns sour as their twin-engine C-46 conks out over the Caribbean. Best friends die in fiery crashes. Aston age Indian appears where he shouldn't be. This is drama from the cockpit of vintage aircraft.