Tag Archives: Ron Johnson

Do They Work Hard To Be This Stupid, Or Does It Come Naturally?

Ok, that might be a little harsh, but JC Penny deserves it. After they tossed Ron Johnson who was repositioning the stores really and brought back the guy they fired for unacceptable performance; they then hired a home improvement CEO to fix … Continue reading

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Has JC Penny Rediscovered a Business Management Secret?

I posted a bunch last year (search the blog archives for keyword Penny) about my feelings about JC Penny’s actions in abandoning their repositioning strategy. Bottom line was that if the old strategy was not going to achieve the company’s … Continue reading

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Were You Expecting A Different Result

Last year I posted a fair amount about JC Penney and their Board’s inept decisions. The last post suggested JC Penney may not last long after the Holiday season. Well here we are and the decline continues. They announced yesterday … Continue reading

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If you lower the bar it’s easier to clear it

In several posts I have questioned what J.C. Penny is up to since firing their CEO and bringing back the prior CEO. Clearly they hired a new and transformational CEO as they felt the earlier strategy was not working. And … Continue reading

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And the tragedy continues..

I have posted several times about J.C. Penny. (Just search the archives for J.C. Penny). In my last post, I suggested the Board of Directors was to blame for this debacle. And now they are compounding the problem. They have … Continue reading

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What went wrong?

Opinions abound as to what went wrong at J.C. Penny. Chief Executive posted an article summarizing a Time Magazine story on the “5 Critical Errors That Triggered Ron Johnson’s Removal at J.C. Penny”. I fundamentally disagree with almost that entire … Continue reading

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And then it was over

Back in February I posted about the challenge of re-positioning JC Penny. I was concerned about Ron Johnson’s ability to stay the course. Turns out the challenge was too much for the Board: Mr. Johnson resigned today. The best summary … Continue reading

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