A quick message to Ron Johnson, CEO of JC Penny – your old job at Apple is vacant – take it! If Apple's CEO Tim Cook were to make a perfectly timed move within the VP level, it would be to court Ron Johnson back to Apple. Ron Johnson left Apple in 2011 with the vision of turning around struggling J.C. Penny (JCP). It didn't happen, not even close. With Johnson's quick tenure as CEO of JCP, a move back to a company and culture he understands would be ideal fit for Apple, Johnson and Cook.
I worked at an Apple retail location while Johnson was at the helm, and the company was truly a culture of customer service and work ethic. I had worked at multiple Fortune 500 companies, but never had I experienced anything like Apple retail. Johnson was the only executive I worked under, but I've stayed close with those that have watched multiple VP's move through the retail ranks, and it has been a night and day experience for Apple employees. Unfortunately, the culture change has, at times, spilled over to customer experience.
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