Walt Disney

John Gapper

Walt Disney’s decision to stop making apparel in Bangladesh, as a result of recent factory disasters, is the wrong approach for western companies.

Pulling out of Bangladesh for fear of being linked with a country with poor safety standards will not help. It is harder to stay and help to tackle the country’s deep problems, but it is a better course. 

John Gapper

Connie Bruck’s New Yorker profile of Haim Saban, the Hollywood producer who made his fortune by bringing the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Japan to the US, is well worth reading for its portrait of this restless and ruthless entrepreneur.

The centrepiece is the story of how Mr Saban outwitted first Rupert Murdoch and then Michael Eisner, the former chief executive of Disney, in negotiations over the Fox Family Channel, helped by his impeccable political connections: