The Fourth was feeling frustratingly ineffective and hamstrung by his father, and his increasingly distant attitude had rubbed off on the rest of the strategy committee. "The cat's away, the mice will play," one of them said.Read more here.
"He increasingly was getting lazy about coming to the office," this person added. "He said, 'My war room is the soccer park.' But not really. We'd do meetings at his house, we'd do meetings at the soccer park, and because he flew a lot, we'd meet at Spirit, at the hangar. We'd have a lot of meetings there. "It was reminiscent of times in the past when The Fourth, as the company's marketing head, would disappear from the office for days and force his deputies to track him down if work needed to be done. "He just never went to the office, " the strategy committee member said. "He never did. And that was a shame, because I think that was one of his big mistakes."