Two interesting articles, in Sunspot and BusinessWeek on the dynamic between Steve Jobs and Michael Eisner. There's a thesis that the Disney/Pixar split had as much to do with egos as anything else. (Thanks to Rants reader Lisa Langsdorf for the pointer to the BusinessWeek article.)
But sources close to Eisner and Apple Computer Inc. founder Jobs said the stunning split was less about the math of the deal than the equation of the personalties. Associates say the two corporate titans, both famously strong-willed, let their personal differences cloud their objectivity in a partnership in which the spoils were evenly split.
It will be interesting to see if they end up going back to the negotiating table, or if Jobs cuts a better deal elsewhere.