It seems that the short list of possible replacements for Bob Iger is less than popular with MC'ers and the like. If you could pick the new CEO for Disney, who would it be? To kick this off, I'll start:
I know that it's not really a fair choice, since he's passed away, but I would have loved to see Steve Jobs as the next Disney CEO. Despite it being well known fact that Jobs could be... 'mercurial' and very demanding, I think he placed tremendous value in true creativity, loved the idea of surprising and delighting people with wonderful, new things, but also had the necessary appreciation for the amazing things that had already been created. He knew that saying 'no' to a lot of stuff helped ensure that his people didn't lose focus on making the few 'yes' items really great. Perhaps even more importantly, he could build an amazing team of people who shared his values, and could come up with ideas for new things and actually bring them to fruition. Lastly, he demanded top quality for all aspects of the customer experience, even if the implementation of that wasn't always perfect.
While I'm at it, I'd love it if Jobs could have brought some of his lieutenants with him. Tim Cook would likely be unbeatable at directing all of Disney's high-level operations and has no problems getting involved with lower-level activities, as necessary, to weed out problems. He is actually the man responsible for actually running Apple well enough that it is now one of the largest, most successfull in the world. Also, can you just imagine if Jonny Ive was put in charge of redesigning Tomorrow Land?
Now, I'm sure that some will say that some will say that, under Jobs, Disney resort tickets would be even more expensive than they are now, but I'll disagree in advance. Yes, Steve believed in charging a premium price for premium products, but he also seems to understand that it was necessary to adjust those prices in response to the trends of the market, not continually jacking those prices up simply because the customers would keep paying the exhorbitant fees, regardless.