Ron Johnson's plush taste, against-the-grain ideas and controversial partnership deals all played a hand in his downfall at JC Penney after 17 months. The NYT reports.
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The replacement of CEO Ron Johnson at J.C. Penney caps what has truly been a disastrous turn of events for the 110-year-old retailer. What went wrong?
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Some times big ideas are just too big to work. That's what happened when the brilliant hedge fund manager tried to remake JC Penney.
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Rocco Pendola, TheStreet.com, says he doesn't "buy" the idea that Ron Johnson was the architect of Apple retail, and explains why he should not return to the tech company.
JC Penney's board made the "right choice" in bringing back Mike Ullman as CEO to try to save the company, but "I worry," Jim Cramer said Tuesday, a day after the ouster of Ron Johnson.
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JC Penney CEO Ron Johnson is out and Mike Ullman will rejoin the company as CEO, receiving an annual base salary of $1 million.
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