Disney’s Bob Iger for President

Running a Major, Publicly Traded Multinational Requires Many of the Same Skills That Make for a Good Commander in Chief

Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger speaks in front of the unveiled scale model of the future Shanghai Disneyland during a news conference, in Shanghai, July 15, 2015. REUTERS/China Daily CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA   - RTX1KBF6

Early in Donald Trump’s time on NBC’s The Apprentice, I wrote a column for the New York Times wondering why the network had cast someone with such a spotty business record (especially from the perspective of his casino shareholders) in the role of successful business tycoon. Trump called me the day the piece ran and he definitely got the best of our candid exchange when he pointed out that it was pretty rich for me to call him a failure when I was the one working at a (expletive) newspaper. …

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