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Ex-Disney boss Bob Iger reportedly regrets tapping Bob Chapek as CEO

Ex-Disney boss Bob Iger is still reportedly unhappy about the way the Mouse House handled his exit and considers naming current CEO Bob Chapek as his successor one of his “worst business decisions.” Iger, who stepped down as Disney CEO in early 2020 just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, came to regret his decision as the scope of the challenge facing the company became clear, according to the report. “He said he was tired of being harangued about [succession] and said, ‘Fine, you guys have someone else run the business,’” a former Disney executive told Insider regarding Iger’s initial decision to step...
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Bombshell Report Says Bob Iger Thinks Appointment of Chapek Was One of His “Worst Business Decisions”

In early 2020, Disney CEO Bob Iger shocked and saddened Disney fans worldwide when he publicly announced that he would be stepping down from his CEO, effective immediately. Iger said that he would be stepping into the role of Executive Chairman and Bob Chapek would become CEO — with the two men working together for a smooth transition. Unfortunately, that smooth transition never happened, and the two men reportedly had a falling out and now barely speak. Iger has maintained his popularity with Disney fans — many of whom beg him to come back — while Chapek has struggled to find his footing, with petitions even circulating calling for his termination.

Bob Iger to Publish New Nonfiction Book via Random House

Click here to read the full article. Bob Iger is set to pen his second nonfiction work. Random House has acquired the rights to an upcoming book from the former Walt Disney Company CEO, the publishing imprint announced on Tuesday. Currently untitled, the new work is described as a “playbook on leading in times of crisis and disruption that takes readers behind the scenes for crucial decisions at the highest levels of business, entertainment, and politics.” The book will see Iger, who served as an executive and board chairman of Disney until December 2021, examine how the company and other major...