There was a big article in the LA Times last Sunday and it's no rumor. The board of Directors at The Gap is not at all happy with Pressler. Seems he pulled the same trick he did with Disney. Took over after all kinds of cool things had already been approved and budgeted and he moved in and took the credit (like with the Disney Stores) then when those ideas ran thier course, he had/has nothing. It will be interesting to see how long it takes for Gap to lose this loose cannon. Wonder who will have him next?
Paul will know what to do. He'll put khakis on hiatus, open up a fiber-optics dominated line of clothing that will make wearers look like mutant pixies, and make huge promises about "the store of tomorrow" that will quickly fail any of the myriad harsh conditions that are the realities of daily operation.
If all else fails, perhaps he could set up a cheap annual pass to the Gap?
The press [should be] a watchdog. Not an attack dog. Not a lapdog. A watchdog. Now, a watchdog can't be right all the time. He doesn't bark only when he sees or smells something that's dangerous. A good watchdog barks at things that are suspicious. Dan Rather
As I was fighting the crowds at the park last weekend I thought to myself, you know when Pressler was around the park was never this crowded - perhaps they should bring him back to Disney to help aleviate the congestion...