Need to Know: Elon Musk at Twitter, Bob Iger’s return to Disney, FTX’s bankruptcy, and more, w/Reid & Bob
Masters of Scale
79. Disney’s Bob Iger: How acquisitions become an ecosystem, part 2
Masters of Scale
77. Disney’s Bob Iger: How acquisitions become an ecosystem, part 1
Masters of Scale
Bob Iger, the former CEO and Chairman of The Walt Disney Company, speaks with Kara Swisher at Code 2022. Kara and Bob discuss the winners and losers in the streaming wars, the future of movies, that time he almost bought Twitter, and what he’s up to in retirement.Recorded on September 6 in Los Angeles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Marvel Comic-Con Announcements, Bob Iger "Regretting His Decision," MagicBand+ Launched, and more! - Disney Podcast Episode 925
DIZNEY COAST TO COAST - The Ultimate Unofficial Disney Fan Podcast
Disney fans rejoice! This past weekend marked the return of San Diego Comic-Con where Marvel made a bunch of announcements. Plus, Bob Iger is allegedly questioning a major decision, some nighttime spectaculars are getting ready to exit Disneyland, D23 Expo is now sold out, find out how you can get a free park ticket to Disneyland Paris, and "Hocus Pocus" fans have made a new toy a reality. That and so much more on this episode. Find links and info related to this episode in the show notes. ------ GIVEAWAYS, BONUSES, SUPPORT, AND SAVE: Gain early access to episodes, take part in live stream Q&As, and gain more bonuses by joining on Patreon. Support the show at no additional cost to you. Get yourself a FREE audiobook on Audible, and do your regular shopping on Amazon and shopDisney using my special links. Save money on Whosits & Whatsits as well as Souvenir Scents using discount code "DCTC." Get FREE DISNEY GIFTS from DCTC. ------ BE SOCIAL: Follow @DizneyCTC on Instagram. Follow host @JeffDePaoli on Twitter and TikTok. ------ CONNECT: Write me at Contact@DePodcastNetwork.com Leave a voicemail at 818-860-2569 Visit the show at DizneyCoastToCoast.com Sign up for the DCTC Newsletter ------ "Dizney Coast to Coast" is part of the DePodcast Network. Love the show? Leave a tip.
Say the name Bob Iger, former CEO of Disney and Chairman of the Board, and everyone will think of the man that acquired Pixar, Lucas Films, and Marvel. I think of my good friend who cares passionately about what he feeds his children, his grandchildren and the people that work with him. For more than 30 years The River Cafe in London, has been the home-from-home of artists, architects, designers, actors, collectors, writers, activists, and politicians. Michael Caine, Glenn Close, JJ Abrams, Steve McQueen, Victoria and David Beckham, and Lily Allen, are just some of the people who love to call The River Cafe home. On Ruthie's Table 4, Rogers sits down with her customers—who have become friends—to talk about food memories. Table 4 explores how food impacts every aspect of our lives. “Foods is politics, food is cultural, food is how you express love, food is about your heritage, it defines who you and who you want to be,” says Rogers. Each week, Rogers invites her guest to reminisce about family suppers and first dates, what they cook, how they eat when performing, the restaurants they choose, and what food they seek when they need comfort. And to punctuate each episode of Table 4, guests such as Ralph Fiennes, Emily Blunt and Alfonso Cuarón, read their favourite recipe from one of the best-selling River Cafe cookbooks. Table 4 itself, is situated near The River Cafe’s open kitchen, close to the bright pink wood-fired oven and next to the glossy yellow pass, where Ruthie oversees the restaurant. You are invited to take a seat at this intimate table and join the conversation. For more information, recipes, and ingredients, go to https://shoptherivercafe.co.uk/ Web: https://rivercafe.co.uk/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/therivercafelondon/ Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/therivercafelondon/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger has joined the board of Genies, a company that creates avatars to move through the metaverse. Celebrities have been promoting NFTs for a while now and are actively taking a bigger stand, but making a personal investment and taking a board seat makes a big statement. M&A is continuing to heat up in the streaming wars with Discovery and Warner Media combining forces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bob Iger’s recent retirement from Disney marks a sea change for the company. Starting at ABC nearly 50 years ago, Iger ascended from working at a local news network to serving as the chief executive and chairman of Disney, ABC’s owner. During that time, he navigated tectonic shifts in Hollywood, including the rise of streaming platforms and the fall of movie chains. So Kara Swisher dragged Iger out of his three weeks of retirement to chat more about the future of entertainment.In this conversation, Kara and Iger talk about his strategy for getting Disney through the streaming wars, including the impact of significant acquisitions, from Iger’s deal to bring in Lucasfilm, the studio behind the Star Wars franchise, to the company’s $71.3 billion purchase of 21st Century Fox assets. They also discuss the symbiosis and tensions between Silicon Valley and Hollywood, the power of creators in the digital world and what entertainment will look like on web3. And they discuss Iger’s political ambitions, and why he decided against running for president. This conversation was recorded at the Richmond Forum.You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.
After nearly 50 years at the company, Bob Iger is stepping away from Disney. During his 15-year tenure as its CEO, 10 as its Chairman, Iger led the transformational acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and 21st Century Fox, launched its Disney Plus streaming platform and helped steer the company through the coronavirus pandemic. After repeatedly pushing off his retirement, Iger now says he has “no regrets” on his decision and timing around stepping down. In this exclusive sit down, CNBC’s David Faber interviews Iger on his experience leading one of the most iconic media companies, the challenges he faced during his tenure, the future of the media business and what his plans are post-Disney. This is the their full conversation from December, 2021. You can watch the full interview on CNBC.com.