Bobinations Day 3: Something Isn't Adding Up
Works out so nice when everyone agrees on the story
To quote Alice, it gets curiouser and curiouser.
For a company that is the most buttoned-up, zero-drama company in Hollywood, Disney sure produces a lot of drama. And I mean, this isn't just, who's-sitting-at-whose table at the commissary drama. This is epic, world-historic soap opera level.
One accomplishment Bob Iger can definitely add to his legacy now: he's managed to make his transition from Michael Eisner look orderly and nurturing in comparison. This will go down as one of the great corporate soap operas in business history.
But in contrast to the first time around, it's amazing how quick a narrative has come out here. Almost like they had it ready to go: the vote of no confidence from the deputies, the sudden phone call, the summons-back to destiny. All comes together very cleanly and nicely. Everyone on the same page. Nothing to see here. No conspiracy — involving Bob I anyway. Who was just minding his own business, working on a World War II book when the call of destiny came.
And almost masks the fact that whether this had to happen or not, this is one of the most awe-inspiring naked power moves we've ever seen around here.
We're still trying to figure out what happened with the first hand-off (2020), and now here comes hand-off deux. It's enough to supply a cottage industry of conspiracy theories for a decade.
The most dangerous place to be in Hollywood was in a press clipping stating that you were likely to succeed Bob Iger.
But as the questions continue, as the town sweeps up the confetti from the restoration parties, let's try and keep unraveling some threads here and see where we are.