Former Apple Retail Head Ron Johnson Fired as CEO of JC Penney

ron johnson newCNBC is reporting that former Apple Retail head Ron Johnson is out as CEO of JC Penney, the job he took after resigning from Apple.

@CNBC: BREAKING: Ron Johnson out as J.C. Penney CEO - source

Johnson departed Apple in late 2011 and was replaced by John Browett, the CEO of British computing retailer Dixons. Browett's tenure was a bumpy one and he was fired after less than a year on the job.

Nearly six months after Browett left Apple, the position remains open, leading many to speculate that Johnson would be a natural fit to move back into the position he occupied for more than ten years.

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komodrone Avatar
142 months ago
well, it looks like Ron squeezed... (puts on sunglasses) ...his last penny. YYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
Score: 61 Votes (Like | Disagree)
anthony11 Avatar
142 months ago
He did amazing stuff with Apple, but I wouldn't take him back. What kind of management morale would there be with someone who left coming back?

Yeah look at all the fallout from that Jobs guy doing just that.
Score: 60 Votes (Like | Disagree)
junebug1 Avatar
142 months ago
Nobody saw this one coming...
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tiger8 Avatar
142 months ago
JC Penney sells clothing for the poor. Seriously go to Macy's to get quality clothing.

For the poor? Seriously? Wow.

The joke is that you actually consider Macy's to be as good as it gets, so I'm not going to argue with you.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lamina Avatar
142 months ago
He did amazing stuff with Apple, but I wouldn't take him back. What kind of management morale would there be with someone who left coming back?
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rot'nApple Avatar
142 months ago
Tim Cook's Secretary: Mr. Cook, a Mr. Ron Johnson on line one.

Tim Cook picks up phone...

Ron Johnson: Uh, Tim... :rolleyes:
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Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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