Re: Bob Iger is stepping down.
Interesting...this is one I need to ponder for a while, but I do agree bringing Pixar back into the Disney fold was one of his greatest accomplishments. It isn't like Iger is stepping down, more stepping up.
From Inside the Magic:
The Walt Disney Company announced today that CEO Bob Iger’s contract will be extended through June 2016, but his roles will soon change. Existing Disney board chairman John E. Pepper has announced plans to resign from his position at Disney’s 2012 annual shareholder, at which point Iger will assume the role of chairman, remaining as CEO through March 31, 2015. At that time, a successor for Iger will be named, though he will continue to serve as executive chairman for 15 months, through June 30, 2016.
In a statement, Iger said, “I’m privileged and grateful to lead The Walt Disney Company and our talented, dedicated team at this exciting time. I’m committed to increasing long-term value for shareholders and am confident we will continue to do so through the successful execution of our core strategic priorities: the creation of high quality, branded content and experiences, the use of technology, and creating growth in numerous and exciting international markets.”
Bob Iger has served as Disney’s president since 2000, replacing Michael Eisner as CEO in 2005.
2015 is a long time away. By then, either of these two men could fall out of favor with Disney and someone else might emerge as the new elite one.
Me, I was happy when Iger replaced Eisner, Eisner was no longer fresh in his ideas and became almost obnoxious. Iger to me has had several mis-steps in the last several years too, especially to let the Florida's WDW become nearly stagnant in the new millenium. In this new millenium he has almost been reactive to competitors accomplishments in their parks. His initial plans for a princess land in Fantasyland was stupid, thank goodness fans were able to right that decision of his. Now Avatar will remain on the table, will either bring his final years to glory or flop. I'm not convinced promoting him is the shareholders finest decision. Time will tell.
Some people are like Slinkies.
They aren't really good for anything,
but they still bring a smile to my face when I push them down a flight of stairs.
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