Here’s a question: If newly restored Disney CEO Bob Iger was such a brilliant executive, how is it possible that in 15 years in the top job he wasn’t able to groom a number two who could last? For all the hero worship that greeted Iger’s sudden return on Sunday night, particularly from investors, let’s not forget that Iger bears as much responsibility as the board for appointing his predecessor, Bob Chapek, to the job in the first place. “I have the utmost confidence in Bob,” Iger declared back in 2020 when Chapek got the job. So much for that.
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