When one Bob closes, another Bob opens. Last week, The Walt Disney Company revealed that Bob Iger is returning to Disney as their CEO, with Bob Chapek exiting the position after only two years. Bob Iger previously served as CEO from 2005-2020, with Chapek only serving for two years as CEO. Disney fans seem to be quite optimistic about Iger’s return, especially regarding the Disney theme parks. The implementation of Disney Genie and costly fast passes have not fared well with fans, many of whom blamed Chapek for these changes.
Not to be a Michael Eisner stan, but I do miss his presence as a Disney executive. That was a man who knew how to fail big. His choices weren’t always the best, but he at least had a creative ethos that guided his tenure as CEO. I don’t know if I could say the same for either of the Bobs.