Apple retail chief Ron Johnson, famous for pioneering the Genius Bar, had a successful career for the Cupertino-based corporation throughout much of the past decade. Nevertheless, in November 2011, Johnson resigned from his post at Apple to become CEO of American department store J. C. Penney.
That stint would last only 18 months, as Johnson has been officially ousted from his chief executive position at the retail chain; the changes he made, among other reasons, resulted in decreased profits for the multibillion-dollar corporation. Johnson can sell iPods, but maybe clothes weren’t his forte.
In all seriousness, the fact that John Browett, the short-lived successor to Apple’s retail division, was also recently fired presents an interesting situation. That is, considering that Johnson did not necessarily leave Apple on bad terms, should he make a triumphant return to the company that he was so successful with?
Perhaps the better question is, do you think he will?