Anyone who watched an angry and petulant Yentob on Channel Four will have seen a man so used to getting hos own way that he was incandescent with rage that he had been unable to prevail in the case of Kids Company. Yet the charity's failure was, most of all, Yentob's own fault for gross financial mismanagement.
The charity's finance directors repeatedly warned the trustees, of whom Yentob was Chair, that the charity needed reserves; any business needs access to a reserve of about three months of payroll costs, at least. Two finance directors resigned because Yentob's board paid no attention.
No doubt he imagined that if he continued to increase commitments in terms of clients and staff then the government would have no choice but to increase his grant to match. And no doubt this is the way Yentob has used to bulldoze his pet projects at the BBC.
However, as far as operating in the cold commercial real world rather than the comfy tax-funded parallel universe that is the BBC, Yentob has clearly shown himself to be an incapable Chairman.