Bob Iger's new book: 5 highlights from the Disney CEO's 'The Ride of a Lifetime'

By | 2019-09-25 | including 1 item |
Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Bob Iger’s new book “The Ride of a Lifetime” opens with a description of his 2016 trip to China for the unveiling of the company’s Shanghai theme park. During the visit, the executive learned of two horrific tragedies: The shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., in which two part-time Disney employees died, and an alligator attack on the beach at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa that killed a 2-year-old boy. While the opening of a new park still marked “a happy day” for the company, Iger acknowledges, it was “one of the saddest of my career.” Such are the extraordinary highs and lows that come with being one of the world’s most powerful media executives.