The dismissal of the Disney CEO echoes a long history of succession problems

Bob Chapek, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, speaks during the reopening of Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California, US, on Friday, April 30, 2021. The original Disneyland Resort has been sold to The Walt Disney Company in California.  for weekends through May, an indication of pent-up demand for recreational activities as the pandemic subsides in the nation's most populous state.

Bob Chapek, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, speaks during the reopening of Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California, US, on Friday, April 30, 2021. The original Disneyland Resort has been sold to The Walt Disney Company in California. for weekends through May, an indication of pent-up demand for recreational activities as the pandemic subsides in the nation’s most populous state.

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