Disney Builds a Better Mousetrap -BusinessWeek.com 2/21/06
Disney Builds a Better Mousetrap
By Ronald Grover
Business Week Online
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Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger eschews traditional business practices to embrace a digital strategy. Will it be enough to bring back the magic? For much of the last decade, it has been awfully easy to dismiss Walt Disney (DIS ) as a media giant full of world-class assets that performed at less than their zippity-do-dah best. Under former Chief Executive Michael Eisner, tons of money was poured into half-filled theme parks, ABC's fortunes rose and fell quicker than you can say Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, and a once-proud animation studio was eclipsed by a gang of computer jockeys from Silicon Valley.