M & A Law Prof Blog

Editor: Brian JM Quinn
Boston College Law School

A Member of the Law Professor Blogs Network

Friday, July 20, 2007

Friday Culture: Storming the Magic Kingdom

Today's Friday culture is Storming the Magic Kingdom by John Taylor.  Taylor's book tells the saga of the 1980's battle for control of the Walt Disney Company.   He ably details the family squabble which set off a chain of events that had such well-known corporate raiders as Saul Steinberg, the Bass Brothers, and even Ivan Boesky fighting to control Disney.  The battle for Disney aptly illustrates the perils of a corporate control contest for a company reliant on creative human talent and an able use by a board of a "Just Say No" defense.  Ultimately, Disney remained independent with Michael Eisner becoming CEO.  The rest is history.  Enjoy your weekend. 

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/2007/07/friday-cultur-2.html

| Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef00e008dc11a88834

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Friday Culture: Storming the Magic Kingdom:

Comments

Post a comment