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What About Bob (Iger)?

Joseph Menn of the Los Angeles Times takes a look at what Disney CEO Bob Iger has been doing, and how he’s been doing it.

In his short tenure, Iger has amassed goodwill by patching up feuds he inherited from his predecessor, Michael Eisner.

Yet he has limited his public exposure to carefully selected events, such as being honored last week at UCLA’s Millennium Ball. He has turned down most interview requests, including one for this story, and in June canceled on 24 hours’ notice without explanation a speech to the power elite of Los Angeles that was to have been his local coming-out party.

The article takes a broad view of what has been going on with The Walt Disney Company, and takes a somewhat positive contrast between Bob Iger’s style and that of former CEO Michael Eisner, noting the changes in film production, the popular ABC television shows, the efforts to move into further into China, dismantling the Strategic Planning group, getting Pixar, using iTunes, and more.