At Disney, Iger confronts succession problem he helped create

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Reuters

By Dawn Chmielewski and Helen Coster (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s Bob Iger will once again be asked to identify his successor as chief executive — one of his greatest failures in his first go-around as the company’s leader, say people who have worked with him and experts. Iger is credited with shaping Disney as a modern media company, acquiring well-known entertainment brands such as Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars, that would serve as a beacon to consumers as they navigate a crowded entertainment landscape. But Iger, 71, was reluctant to let go of the reins of the company that gave him “The Ride…

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