Amy Pascal: A Cautionary Tale in an Age Without Privacy

February 5, 2015 11:46 PM

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Amy Pascal: A Cautionary Tale in an Age Without Privacy

Dave Logan, author of the book “Tribal Leadership” who teaches leadership at USC’s Marshall School of Business, thinks Pascal can repair her reputation if she re-emerges as an apologetic figure who has learned from her mistakes. “I actually think if she plays this right, she’s going to come out from it at least as strong,” Logan says, adding that people love a comeback story. “If she publicly apologizes and spends time out of the spotlight and appears to have changed. She’ll become one of those figures seen as having depth. I don’t think it’s going to happen right away. But if she approaches it the right way, this can turn into an important learning moment, not a career-ending moment.”

Even before the hack, Pascal weathered rough waters as Sony struggled with profits. After the studio suffered 2013 box office bombs “After Earth” and “White House Down,” hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb wrote a public letter advocating that Sony Entertainment be spun off from its parent company. (Loeb...

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