Will Eisner Survive to Tell This Tale?

Not surprisingly, the Disney CEO's leadership book about lessons learned as a boy at summer camp has been put off for a year

These days, Walt Disney (DIS ) CEO Michael Eisner has his hands full, what with angry shareholders and a hostile bid from cable giant Comcast (CMCSA ). But the beleaguered exec is no stranger to hardship. Back in the '50s, a young Eisner fended off a swarm of insects that forced him to spend a night in the Vermont mountains, lying for hours in a cold river with only his face exposed.

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