In a shocking turn of events tonight, Bob Iger has announced his replacement. Earlier today, we announced that he would be stepping down, but in a whirlwind of unexpected events, we’ve uncovered that not only will he not be stepping down, but he has also pulled a Reedy Creek!
All he needed was 3 board members to affirm his status in the company-once they’d formed an alliance (‘Survivor style) Iger could then override the decision to replace him. (Side note, we are so glad Chapek wasn’t aware of this rule). Let’s stay with the ”Survivor’ analogy- essentially, Iger played an immunity idol.
Once he had secured his position within the company, he made sure to deliver on his promise when they pulled him off of the bench in November.- he named a successor. Sources close to Iger say that his pick is the only logical solution. After the Chapek debacle (let’s not forget, it was Iger who hand-selected Chapek), he had something to prove. He needed someone he could trust and someone he believed in. He had to hit a home run with this pick because his entire legacy was riding on whether or not he could actually choose a worthy successor. Therefore, he chose the only person he deemed worthy: himself!
That’s right. Bob Iger isn’t going anywhere. He sent an internal memo stating that he intends to work “until 6 men carry me away in a box.” So settle in. It looks like we have many more years of Iger ahead of us. At this point, I’d venture to say we are entering another “Iger Decade.”