Roy Disney sell out or visionary?

At Scenes from a Hat Bigby wonders if Roy Disney sold out. He draws this list of items Roy himself said the company had to solve before Roy would end his campaign.

  • 10 years of declining performance
  • failing strategy
  • lack of executive depth
  • decline in working conditions and cast morale
  • failure of ABC network
  • failure of GO.com
  • failure of Fox (now ABC) Family network
  • failure of Disney Stores
  • failure of California Adventure theme park
  • failure of extending the Pixar deal

… failures that cost the shareholders over $7B.

I can see an argument for three or four of the list, but there is a long way to go on many of them.

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2 Responses to Roy Disney sell out or visionary?

  1. Mellie Helen says:

    The very quick and quiet wrap-up of this long battle certainly has raised my eyebrows and caused me to wonder about the details of the deal. With no more than a single P.R. paragraph to go on, it seems at first glance that perhaps Roy has just tired of the fight. And just before DL’s birthday, no less.

  2. wow, that’s sound promising for the future of this little company…lol

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