How EMC's CEO quashed the 'pocket veto'

Leadership Fourth quarter 2008 47 new animal park in Florida. This park featured lots of live animals, and it quickly became the subject of a raging contro- versy that pitted the company against animal rights activists. “Today” was broadcasting live from the new animal park on opening day. It was strictly a promotional exercise. It wasn’t a hard-hitting investigative report. But when it came time for Eisner’s live interview, his per- formance was very strange indeed. He came to the interview with a defensive, even hostile, attitude. He made it abundantly clear just how annoyed he was that anyone would possibly question his company’s good intentions. It was obvious that he was wasn’t well prepared to deal with the inescapable fact that some animals had indeed died as the park was being prepared for opening day.

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