That story was pushed by Zenia/Comms to reassure the financial community that Disney has stable leadership and that having Iger step down wasn’t some knee jerk decision. Not the result of poor succession planning, which it is.This is being framed by other blogs as Chapek has been unseated as CEO by Iger and is already being forced out. The NYT column did not say that and I think it's irresponsible to report as if it did. Just my two cents as a journalist.
Why? Iger is the one who failed to set the company up for the future. He already repeatedly failed to plan for the company’s future over half a decade, so why is it good that he is trying again?I know there is a healthy mix of pros and cons around Iger. And I can't say
I have been a fan of some of his decisions. But I have to say that I breathed
a huge sigh of relief at this news, and I'm sure a lot of people did.
So I am unexpectedly thankful for this. And we have no idea what tomorrow will bring,
but I am happier with him at the helm than Chapek. Whatever the reason and circumstances
of his departure, I am glad his hand is on the wheel right now.
And we shall see over time what happens that we cannot control, and what he can do to
chart a new course.
I just hope there will be a Disneyland. I am not certain of anything, anymore.
Good luck, Mr. Iger.
What? Buying Fox for 71.3 billion and stock buy backs for 35.7 billion didn’t put them in good position?Why? Iger is the one who failed to set the company up for the future. He already repeatedly failed to plan for the company’s future over half a decade, so why is it good that he is trying again?
I call him Pervy Plastic-Faced Man. (I'm not calling him a perv...just that he looks like one to me to the point that I call him that.)kind of reminds of when Jay Leno retired, and then Conan bombed. Jay Leno came back and saved the day, of course.
I was never a Conan fan...
Disney's next big purchase needs to be a video game publisher. Make Star Wars games in house, instead of leaving it to EA to **** it up.
I’m not one for removal...like at all...
But did you actually ride the things you listed?
I can understand the need to replace those things...even if I can’t totally agree with the results.
I think the ride system and AAs at JII were gonna be problematic and they tried to pre-empt it...I don't think Journey into Imagination needed to be replaced at all. The original attraction as it was at opening would still work today, although it certainly could use some upgrades if it was. I don't think Mr. Toad did either.
The other two definitely needed a big overhaul/upgrade, though.
I think the ride system and AAs at JII were gonna be problematic and they tried to pre-empt it...
But they pooched it totally. That was also financial based on the loss or impending loss of Kodak.
It wasn’t a bad plan...they just screwed up every detail and it’s embarrassing it was never fixed in 20+ years as daily costs are now a full 280% of what they were
I also saw someone mention Iger from a stock standpoint... if I remember correctly, Eisner actually grew Disney stock more than Iger did, although it's not a 1:1 comparison because Eisner was starting from a much smaller place.
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