The Ride Of A Lifetime – Bob Iger ***
As long time CEO of Walt Disney, Bob Iger has some lessons and insights to share with us. It’s wonderful to get a peek into the famous entertainment company, but as a creative leadership guide book it is somewhat disappointing. Iger is a business man, proud of his deals and his great success, which he doesn’t mind stressing. Unfortunately, this clouds the more humble leaderships, more interesting, lessons, that, doubtlessly, could’ve been told as well. Bill Gates, Brené Brown and Steven Spielberg seem to think otherwise – maybe it takes an American to fully appreciate Iger’s approach.
Creativity Inc describes a similar world (Pixar), but does a far better job in explaining how creativity works and what’s needed to stay atop of the entertainment heap.