Chairman and CEO of Walt Disney Co. Bob Iger realized 10 minutes before announcing Walt Disney's Pixar acquisition that Steve Jobs' cancer was back with a vengeance.
This is just one of the revelations in his new House memoir case, with the first excerpt appearing today on Vanity Fair's website. The Memoir, The Taking of One Life: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as Walt Disney Company CEO comes out later this month.
In an excerpt from Vanity Fair Iger talks about his conversation with Jobs, who left him stunned just minutes before the deal was announced. But Iger had a close relationship with Jobs, and he believed that the deal could continue even with the mercurial Jobs struggling with his illness.
He also talks that if Jobs lived, Disney might have merged with Apple, somewhat surprisingly, given that the two are already streaming media rivals, with Igor resigning from Apple's board last week to avoid conflict.
"I believe that if Steve were still alive, we would have reunited our companies, or at least
he also notes that the relationship between the two companies was broken before he joined, as Jobs promised at one point that he will never again deal with Disney. [1