The ultimate survivor mobilizes new tactics

Bart, Peter
March 2004
Daily Variety;3/15/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 56, p4
Trade Publication
Comments on Michael Eisner's insistence that he will remain CEO of the Walt Disney Co. until the end of his deal in October 2006. Possible reasons why Eisner may fail to achieve his goal; Ways in which Eisner's public image seems at odds with the so-called Disney culture; Percentage of Disney shareholders that withheld their support of Eisner's re-election; Problems concerning mediocre movies; Success of the Disney moviemaking team in 2003.


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