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The latest installment of The Information’s Free Agents, which highlights prominent tech and media players who are in between jobs, shows the full range of reasons top executives leave a post.

Some, like Disney's Chief Operating Officer Tom Staggs and SoftBank’s Nikesh Arora thought they were next in line for a bigger job—but then weren’t. Others, like Square’s Dana Wagner and Airbnb’s Molly Turner, helped their companies grow into major enterprises and were ready to step off the treadmill for a while.

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