Today in 2000 Bob Iger was promoted to President of the Walt Disney Company. At the time, I yawned and declared him to be quite the yes man Eisner underling, but he’s given me a nice meal of crow to eat. Thank God it wasn’t Paul Pressler.
Yes Iger’s done great by me, his case made stronger by the day, especially now that I have found out that he was the suit at ABC championing the broadcast of Twin Peaks. But that’s neither here nor there. By the way, he’s also celebrating another anniversary today – 2 years since the announcement of the Pixar merger, which I cannot believe. It is truly amazing to see how much Disney corporate culture has changed so quickly since Lassater and Co were annexed.