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Business, Politics & Society


Bob Iger

Lesson time 2:01 min

To conclude, Bob wishes students the best on their future, encouraging them to lead with integrity and advocate for a better world.

Bob Iger
Teaches Business Strategy and Leadership
Former Disney CEO Bob Iger teaches you the leadership skills and strategies he used to reimagine one of the world’s most beloved brands.
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[MUSIC PLAYING] - When I look into the future, I try to look as far ahead as I possibly can with some degree of clarity. Obviously, the farther out you look, the less clarity there is. And at some point, you've got to know when to stop. In other words, what are the limits of future thinking and, in effect, what are the limits in terms of loss of clarity? I actually believe that one of the things a leader has to do in terms of managing people who are required to think about the future is try to set some kind of parameters-- meaning we're looking into the future, but we're only looking five years, or we're looking into the future, but let's have a 10-year horizon. If you just say to people, "We need to look into the future," obviously they would ask-- they should ask the question, well, what does that mean? How far do we go? And if you're a leader and you simply say, "Well, I don't know, just look ahead," that's meaningless and, I think, confusing and difficult for people to accept. But in leading people to think about the long term, it's very, very important to define what the long term means. [MUSIC PLAYING] My greatest hope for the next generation of business leaders is that they bring to the job great integrity and they achieve things that ultimately create a better world, creating more opportunity for people and a future that looks brighter than the present. - To infinity and beyond! [MUSIC PLAYING]

Embrace risk, build resilience

In an era of disruption, former Disney CEO Bob Iger led one of the world’s most beloved brands to unprecedented success with the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. Now, through case studies and lessons from 45 years in media, Bob teaches you how to evolve your business and career. Learn strategies for expanding a brand, leading with integrity, and making big moves—from risk management to the art of negotiation.


Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

just an amazing class. He should be a teacher. I love his values and creativity. great leader, visionary and boss. Thank you very much Mr. Iger

It's hard to argue with Bob Iger. What a great course. My only wish was that there were some more tangible assignments (solve this business problem) for the class that could have been discussed. But overall, it was tremendous and thank you.

It was very interesting to hear insights from one of the most known brands – even to get to learn about some behind the scenes insights from Disney was amazing. Bob Iger gave me a lot to think about.

Absolutely loved this class! Getting to hear what Bob Iger has to say and just to learn from him was the whole reason why I subscribed to this.


Tiago B.

A great and inspiring course. The classes were clear, interesting and encouraging.

Ekta S.

It was designed to imbibe leadership principles. The case studies helped to understand the tough decisions that one needs to make in the workplace. Thanks, Bob Iger to bring in what it meant to be part of Disney.

Janicia K.

Bob Iger is such a brilliant and inspiring business leader! This class is well-structured; each case study packs some great insights on business strategic decision-making.

Youshen L.

Highly authentic, candid, specific and relevant. Spanning across ALL facets of what we face as today's business leaders. The case studies are extremely valuable in understanding applications.

Bartholomew J.

Tremendous value in Bob Igers' appeal to accountability. Not just to your direct reports or associates but foremost with oneself. I found this to be exponential in value from such a visionary and great negotiator as Bob's legacy bare true. Would have enjoyed more granular details of the day to day at Disney, but an Excellent, rewarding & inspiring class. Thank you Mr.Iger!

Yna E.

I think this is very insightful and inspiring at the same time. As a middle manager in our organization, I have learned (and took notes) of the important things I will carry with me as I go up the corporate ladder. I specifically like the topic of taking risks and embracing disruptions. The boldness and courage that Bob implored to get Disney to where it is today is really amiable.

Jennifer N.

Wonderful insights from a great businessman and human. I've been a Disney fan since birth, and it was a neat opportunity to get practical advice from the savvy leader of the company I love.


inspirational, insightful and very practical...and best of all his advices can be apply to any tope of company or even everyday life. Thank you

Ignatius D.

"brighter than the present"....not very optimistic of a thought. Overall lots of a good business perspective. Wasn't fond of the social distractions. However, was able to refocus on key concepts that I can use as a business leader myself, especially the branding concepts and maintaining brands through acquisitions. Insightful.

Jerome B.

Having the ability to listen to how one of the greatest CEOs of our time THINKS, is an amazing resource, not to be diminished. Bob provides an array of information to be discussed, to be implemented and to be shared with other organizations that I know will benefit from his jewels of wisdom. Looking forward to my next speaker! Thank you for this.