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  • Thanks for being here.

  • I love the book.

  • I love the way you talk about-- first of all,

  • the way you run the company.

  • The way, when you got on board and started

  • running the company, and to this day the way you run it.

  • And the way that you balance your life and enjoy life,

  • I think is a really great lesson for everybody

  • when they read this book.

  • Thank you.

  • It's fantastic.

  • And here's what I-- and I was reading this in the New York

  • Times article about you on Sunday,

  • that you wake up every morning at 4:15 to workout.

  • I do.

  • Like, seven days a week.

  • Sounds kind of sick, doesn't it?

  • It does.

  • Yeah, I do, for a variety of reasons.

  • First of all, in a job like this, at a company like Disney,

  • we're so large and so much for me to do,

  • that if I don't get up early I can't possibly do it all.

  • But I also need that quiet time, that time

  • to think and create and just generally be alone

  • with my thoughts.

  • It also gives me the ability to come home at a reasonable time

  • and be with my family.

  • Right, but so seven days a week, 4:15?

  • I get up at 4:30 on weekends.

  • Oh.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • Yeah.

  • You sleep in?

  • Yeah, I give myself a little present.

  • Yeah.

  • But you look great, and you're in good shape and it shows.

  • Almost 69 years old, so.

  • I know, he looks amazing.

  • [APPLAUSE]

  • So you were the president of ABC when my sitcom was on.

  • What do you remember about that time?

  • Long time ago, by the way.

  • It was.

  • 21 years, 22 years ago.

  • Well, obviously, what I remember the most is talking to you

  • about coming out on the show.

  • I think it was 1997.

  • The show had been on for a few years--

  • Five years.

  • --at that point.

  • I don't remember it all.

  • I remember the show, the episode.

  • It was actually a two-parter if I recall correctly.

  • Exactly.

  • And the airport scene was the big one.

  • I remember talking to you about it.

  • And it was obviously a very different time.

  • Right.

  • And it was a huge decision for you.

  • Yes.

  • But it was something that was really important to you.

  • Right.

  • And I remember working with you to try to figure it out,

  • and wanting to basically give you the ability to do that.

  • Yes, and thank you for allowing me to do that on television.

  • [APPLAUSE]

  • I appreciate it.

  • It was historic.

  • And I think to this day, it still feels that way.

  • Yeah.

  • Well, hopefully we've come a long way,

  • but we still have a long way to go,

  • and I know you do a lot to help that in the company.

  • A lot of people feel--

  • including Oprah Winfrey, who I think a lot of people

  • respect and admire.

  • And I think you did think for a second

  • about running for president.

  • Or did you think for a second about--

  • she thinks you should have run for president.

  • Yes, she has said that to me a number of times,

  • has been vocal about it lately.

  • Right.

  • I'm running the Walt Disney Company.

  • Yes, you are.

  • I'm not running for president, not running anything else.

  • Yes, it was something I considered at one point,

  • but briefly.

  • Yeah.

  • It's a big decision to make.

  • It's huge.

  • And I can't imagine anybody wanting to have that job.

  • No matter how much you go in with good intentions,

  • there are so many people that try

  • to block you from the things that you want to do--

  • either side.

  • But you're stepping down in two years?

  • A couple years, yes.

  • So, maybe then?

  • As of right now, not in my plans.

  • Right.

  • I know, but things change.

  • So I'm thinking the two of us together can run.

  • Yeah.

  • [APPLAUSE]

  • We can practice raising our hands.

  • Oh!

  • See? that was awkward.

  • How did we do that?

  • That was awkward.

  • We wouldn't work.

  • That would be a meme, and then--

  • I'd

  • I should ask, vice president or president?

  • No, I would just be the vice president.

  • I see.

  • Yeah.

  • I would allow you to be president.

  • Yeah.

  • [APPLAUSE]

  • Well, we have time to think about that, I guess.

  • We have two years.

  • We do.

  • Yeah.

  • I heard you say why, but I'll let you, in your own words,

  • say--

  • first of all, it is, like I said, it's a great book

  • and it's really about leadership and I love the way it starts.

  • You talk about important things.

  • But why did you write the book?

  • Well, I've been in this job for about 15 years.

  • I've been at ABC and Disney for 45 years.

  • And I called it the ride of a lifetime

  • because it's been quite a ride.

  • And there was a double entendre with rides, Disney.

  • I got it.

  • And over the years, a lot of young people

  • have asked me for advice.

  • What's the secret to my success?

  • How did I get where I am?

  • And I like to give back and I like to give people advice,

  • but it also takes a lot of time and you

  • can't do it efficiently, at least to a lot of people.

  • And so, I thought writing it down

  • would be a nice way to impart the advice that everybody

  • is always asking for.

  • And I did it in a way that enabled me to tell stories,

  • because at Disney you tell stories.

  • Right.

  • And rather than writing what I consider to be a dry business

  • book, I wanted to entertain.

  • It is entertaining.

  • I hope I do that.

  • Yeah.

  • But you worked really hard and at the last minute,

  • I read, that you kind of edited it down 2,800 pages.

  • No, I made 2,800 edits--

  • Edits, OK.

  • --to what was supposed to be the final manuscript.

  • I don't advise anybody who's writing a book

  • to approach it that way.

  • Yeah, that's a lot.

  • Take your time, do it over a couple of years.

  • Well, I think that you're a brilliant man

  • and I think that you really have some--

  • you've done amazing things for the Disney company.

  • Thank you.

  • And I think that we're all lucky to have you.

  • And this is a great book.

  • Everyone the audience is going home with a copy of Bob's book.

  • It's called The Ride of a Lifetime.

  • We'll be back.

Thanks for being here.

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