Should Disney CEO Bob Chapek be Fired, or Man of the Year

Should Disney CEO Bob Chapek be Fired, or Man of the Year

There has recently been an intensified attention drawn on Disney CEO Bob Chapek in the last month. On one end of the spectrum, the CEO has been the subject of a petition on to have him removed. As of the time of this writing, some 65,000 have signed. In truth, this petition was started a long time ago, but a week or so ago it got feverish attention where people signed in droves. Still that fever has temporarily subsided, and 65K worth of signatures isn’t much to write your Disney board about even if a few bloggers shed light on it. Meanwhile on the other end of the spectrum, Rick Munnariz of The Motley Fool suggests that perhaps Chapek should be CEO of the year, given that he has pulled through a difficult pandemic and that stock has risen 38% since he came in. So is Bob Chapek man of the year or next to be fired? We look at a key issues that are working well, and several that are simply not. You decide where he should leave or you should by stock.

Below is a comparison, as well as videos of offerings we talk about in the podcast. But to get all the details, definitely check out our podcasts here on PodbeaniTunesSpotify,  and ListenNotes

Our podcast focuses on the good and bad of the following under the leadership of Bob Chapek

  • Chapek’s announcements of major new attractions for Walt Disney World
  • Disney’s ability to navigate through the difficulties of the pandemic
  • Disney’s efforts good and bad in identifying new revenue streams
  • Disneys’ poor roll out of Genie, Genie+ and Lightening Lanes
  • Chapek’s questionable handling of Disney’s own Cast Members
  • Chapek’s own image as it relates to being someone who identifies with guests and their experience.

Our podcast will go deep into the details regarding these key issues. Be sure to listen!

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