Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger has scored a deal with Random House to publish an as-yet-untitled book on leadership and management, the publisher said today. It will explore “the ideas, values, and growth strategies he has developed in his 11 years as CEO of Disney, the world’s largest media company.” Not many details so far, but here’s hoping for something juicy that will get readers behind the scenes of, say, those Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm deals that Iger spearheaded.
Disney’s stock has almost quadrupled in Iger’s time at the helm.
“For eleven years, I’ve had the privilege of running one of the world’s most well-known and admired companies, interacting with countless creative geniuses, innovators, and almost 20,000 enthusiastic, motivated employees – and all during a time of great challenge and opportunity,” Iger said today in the release announcing the book. “It takes a very different kind of leadership to manage a global brand in such a dynamic marketplace, and I look forward to sharing what I’ve learned with readers. The experience of managing a company whose primary business is storytelling is a story unto itself.”
ICM Partners’ Esther Newberg repped the book deal and sold the North American rights to Andy Ward at Random House.