Bob Iger Stepping Down, Bob Chapek New CEO

trojanjustin

Well-Known Member
This is one thing that stuck out as odd to me. It would make sense for the "new" Bob to be referred to something besides just Bob. Just think of Walt Disney Imagineering where they have to answer to Bob, Bob and Bob and may even want to consult Bob or hire Bob's production company.
It just seemed like the reporter was trying to say that people internally don't take him that seriously or have that much respect.
 

MisterPenguin

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It just seemed like the reporter was trying to say that people internally don't take him that seriously or have that much respect.
Yes, that feeds into the clickbaitiness of the article.

Saying that the Bobs are referred to as "Bob" and "Bob C" is reporting. Saying that's a sign of disrespect to Chapek is an opinion unless the author got a bunch of lower tier executives on the record saying they don't respect Chapek.

One can spin that calling Iger "Bob" instead of "Mr. Iger" is a sign of disrespect. But then you'd have to say everyone disrespected Walt Disney by calling him "Walt."

Moving away from last names in addressing co-workers (especially bosses) creates issues with the most common first names. Using last initials to distinguish between two or more people with the same first name is rather common. Don't know what sort of sheltered life that this author led to not know that.
 

Jdn0018

New Member
Yes, that feeds into the clickbaitiness of the article.

Saying that the Bobs are referred to as "Bob" and "Bob C" is reporting. Saying that's a sign of disrespect to Chapek is an opinion unless the author got a bunch of lower tier executives on the record saying they don't respect Chapek.

One can spin that calling Iger "Bob" instead of "Mr. Iger" is a sign of disrespect. But then you'd have to say everyone disrespected Walt Disney by calling him "Walt."

Moving away from last names in addressing co-workers (especially bosses) creates issues with the most common first names. Using last initials to distinguish between two or more people with the same first name is rather common. Don't know what sort of sheltered life that this author led to not know that.

Ok, fine... MisterP. 😁
 

HauntedMansionFLA

Well-Known Member
I read he is back but not as CEO but will guide the company through this process.... So basically as Chairman he will be doing more then just a figure head. Which is the way a lot of big companies actually run with the Chairman having more power then the CEO
Iger takes credit for the good things. Anything bad (cancelled projects / terminations) - Chapek’s fault
 

Josh Hendy

Well-Known Member
Sounds like Bob C gets to take home a set of steak knives.
"Bob Chapek has demonstrated remarkable leadership in the face of unprecedented challenges that were unimaginable when he became CEO just seven weeks ago," said Susan Arnold, independent lead director of the Disney board, and Bob Iger, executive chairman and chairman of the board, in a joint statement.
Sorry for the sarcastic take but ...

I suppose they ran out of time in the phone interview, or whatever they did, before Sue and Bob could list some of his remarkable leadership achievements. Or the typist writing up the press release ran out of paper or something.
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Poor guy it must suck to be damned with faint praise in the national media.
 
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