Walt Disney Co. CEO and CEO Bob Iger found out Steve Jobs & Cancer had returned with a vengeance 10 minutes prior to the Walt Disney Company's announcement of Pixar's acquisition.
This is just one of the revelations in his new Random House Memoir, with the first excerpt that appears today on the website of Vanity Fair . The Memoir The Ride of a Life: Lessons Learned From 15 Years As CEO Of The Walt Disney Company Appears Later This Month Talking About His Conversation With Jobs, which amazed him just minutes before the announcement of the deal. But Iger had a close relationship with Jobs and believed that the deal could continue with the mercurial jobs that had plagued his illness.
He also talked about how, if Jobs had lived, Disney might someday be merged with Apple Given the fact that the two are now streaming media rivals and Iger is leaving the Apple board last week to avoid a conflict this surprising.
"I believe that if Steve were alive, we would have merged our companies, or at least I have discussed the possibility very seriously," Iger said at the Vanity Fair.
He also noted that the relationship between the two companies was frayed before he boarded, and Jobs promised at one point that he would never again deal with Disney. [1