Summary of The Walt Disney Company Former CEO and Chairman Robert A. Iger | Full Interview | Code 2022

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In the interview, Robert A. Iger discusses the early days of Disney's pivot to streaming and how they saw the potential for it to replace linear television. He also discusses the company's competitive advantages, their early investment in Netflix, and how they are continuing to invest in new technologies.

  • 00:00:00 Robert A. Iger discusses how he saw the impact of digital technology on traditional media businesses, and how he decided which investments to make. He also talks about how he views technology companies, and how he is different than his predecessor, Michael Eisner.
  • 00:05:00 Robert A. Iger discusses Disney's early investments in technology and how they saw streaming as a future for linear television consumption to end. Iger also discusses the reasons he thought streaming would be more user-friendly than cable TV and how Disney's early investments in Netflix led to them becoming competitors.
  • 00:10:00 Former CEO and Chairman of Disney, Robert A. Iger discusses the company's history, their pivot to streaming, and the challenges they faced. He also discusses the importance of IP and the challenges of competing in a disrupted market.
  • 00:15:00 The Walt Disney Company Former CEO and Chairman Robert A. Iger discusses the importance of streaming services and how they will continue to thrive despite the lack of good programming. He also discusses the impact movies have on society, and how they will never regain the level of popularity they enjoyed before the pandemic.
  • 00:20:00 Former Disney CEO and Chairman Robert A. Iger discusses the company's past and future, looking at how technology and changes in the entertainment industry have affected the business. He also discusses the management role and predicts that linear viewing of television and cable programs will eventually go away, advertising will thrive, and the creative community will be in good shape.
  • 00:25:00 The Walt Disney Company former CEO and Chairman Robert A. Iger discusses his experience during the Covid pandemic and how it has influenced his leadership style. He also discusses his new book, "Leadership: The Art of Doing More with Less."
  • 00:30:00 Robert A. Iger explains how important narrative is in location-based entertainment, and how Disney has infused stories into nearly everything they've done in theme parks around the world. He also comments on Netflix's expansions into Stranger Things and Bridgeton.
  • 00:35:00 Bob Iger discusses his time as CEO and Chairman of The Walt Disney Company, and how digital technology and competition from tech companies are changing the entertainment industry. He discusses how Disney made the pivot to streaming and how their other businesses protect them from potential risks.
  • 00:40:00 Robert A. Iger, former CEO and Chairman of Disney, discusses the company's growth and acquisition process, their decision not to pursue Twitter as a business, and Elon Musk's chances of succeeding where they failed.

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