Sunday, November 29, 2020


 'The Ride of a Lifetime' is the memoir of Bob Iger, for 15 years the CEO of Disney. It is, at best, a fast paced thrilling ride of a CEO on a mission to make the best he can- of the opportunity of leading a giant. He revitalized Disney brand and saw through the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and 21st Century Fox.

I picked up this book earlier this year after Bill Gates recommended it and didn't regret reading it.

Sharing some of the sharp leadership lessons that Bob shares (& my Sketchnote):

- Optimism. About a pragmatic enthusiasm for what can be achieved.
- Courage. The foundation of risk-taking is courage.
- Focus. Communicate your priorities clearly and often.
- Decisiveness. Chronic indecision is not only counterproductive, but it is deeply corrosive to morale.
- Curiosity. The path to innovation begins with curiosity.
- Fairness. People committing honest mistakes deserve second chances.
- Thoughtfulness. About taking the time to develop informed opinions.
- Authenticity. Be genuine. Don’t fake anything.
- The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection. This doesn’t mean perfectionism at all costs, but it does mean a refusal to accept mediocrity.
- Integrity. The way you do anything is the way you do everything.


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