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Roy Disney goes Lame Duck hunting

Michael Eisner’s announcement that he intends to remain CEO for the next two years forces you to make a critical decision. Will you choose to let the Company drift for two more years – allowing the pall Mr. Eisner has cast to continue to drive the most talented and creative people away from Disney, erode… Read More »Roy Disney goes Lame Duck hunting

Eisner’s Resignation Letter

CBS Marketwatch has the contents of Michael’s two-year notice letter. (And I thought I gave plenty of notice with my 1 month warning shots.) In his 20 years as CEO and sometimes Chair of the Walt Disney Company, Eisner helped guide the mouse house to record profits and through amazing downturns. The first 10 years… Read More »Eisner’s Resignation Letter

Breaking News: Eisner Out

Wall Street Journal and Orlando Sentinel report that Michael Eisner, CEO of the Walt Disney Company, has announced that he will retire when his contract expires in 2006. With a lame duck now at the helm, and Bob Iger just fingered as the crown prince, it will be interesting to see how much additional clamoring… Read More »Breaking News: Eisner Out

The Street’s View

Wall Street is like the nosy neighbor always chiming in with their view whether it is wanted or not. Analysts (read “Fortune Tellers”) have made their views known with little or no reaction in Disney’s stock price resulting from the twin Hurricanes. Two storms is barely a blip on the radar for the Walt Disney… Read More »The Street’s View

Children’s Place buys The Disney Stores

Update: Correction. These rumors are just regarding the letter of intent. No final contract has been signed. My bad Word is leaking out the the sale has gone through, or will shortly. Thus marks the end of a long chapter in the Walt Disney Company that was at one time both it’s biggest success and… Read More »Children’s Place buys The Disney Stores

Post Eisner Coming Clearer?

Is the future of the Walt Disney Company post Michael Eisner coming clearer? Michael thinks so and has told the board that he supports Bob Iger to be his successor. This is important because the Disney Board of Directors has some decisions to make shortly regarding another contract for Iger. Iger would like some wording… Read More »Post Eisner Coming Clearer?

Tea time? Yes, I’ll have a spot.

I’ll bet you can’t guess the largest and fastest growing segment of sales for the Walt Disney Company. Yes, it’s the pre-teens and tweens and their passion for Disney Princess regalia. So Disney’s latest release ‘ The Princess Diaries 2 ‘ fits right in with that demographic. Sue Kruse reports on a special program at… Read More »Tea time? Yes, I’ll have a spot.