• Former JC Penny CEO’s Actions Still Hurting Store
    Fortune - Jun 18
    Former J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson emulated the “reality distortion field” famously employed by the late Apple CEO—and it’s still hurting the department store chain more than a year later. Read »
    3 months ago
  • J.C. Penney CEO Holiday Turnaround On Track
    Globe And Mail - Feb 4
    J.C. Penney Co Inc on Tuesday said comparable sales rose 2 per cent during the holiday quarter, reporting its first three-month period of growth in two years. Read »
    7 months ago
  • Ron Johnson Speaks About JC Penney Tenure
    Forbes - Oct 29
    After being in the news for 17 months straight on an almost daily basis, Ron Johnson, the much-maligned ex-CEO of J.C. Penney, hasn’t been heard from since his unceremonious ouster in April, until now. Read »
    10 months ago
  • JCPenney CEO Ditches Logo Introduced By Johnson
    Ad Age - Oct 10
    J.C. Penney is reverting to its classic logo, in a move to appeal to loyal -- and likely lapsed -- customers. Read »
    11 months ago
  • CEO-To-Worker Pay Up 1,000 Percent Since 1950
    Huffington Post - Sep 16
    The ratio of CEO-to-worker pay has increased 1,000 percent since 1950, according to data from Bloomberg. Read »
    1 year ago
  • JC Penney CEO Eliminating Evidence Of Ron Johnson
    Huffington Post - Aug 21
    Mike Ullman is aggressively purging corporate ranks and halting initiatives launched under the previous regime. Read »
    1 year ago
  • Ex-JC Penney CEO’s Bizarre Broadcasts…
    Huffington Post - May 29
    Ron Johnson, the ill-fated chief executive officer tasked with engineering a turnaround, regularly addressed workers via internal broadcasts that only made him seem distant and out of touch. Read »
    1 year ago
  • So How Many Employees Is A CEO Worth?
    Bloomberg - May 2
    Ron Johnson, former CEO of JCPenney, got a compensation package worth 1,795 times the average wage and benefits of a U.S. department store worker. Read »
    1 year ago
  • Marissa Mayer’s Mission Similar To Ron...
    Businessweek - Apr 17
    While she might not relish the comparison, Marissa Mayer’s mission at Yahoo! is remarkably similar to Ron Johnson’s marching orders at J.C. Penney. Read »
    1 year ago
  • What Ron Johnson Got Right
    HBR - Apr 12
    Ron Johnson's 17-month tenure as J.C. Penney's CEO was a catastrophe. Under Johnson's leadership, Penney's share price plunged by half and the company lost $4 billion in sales. Here's a look of what he did right Read »
    1 year ago
  • Was Ron Johnson Fired At The Exact Wrong Time?
    Forbes - Apr 10
    J.C. Penney showed CEO Ron Johnson the door Monday. But did the board of directors, growing disillusioned with the costly rebranding effort, pull the plug too soon? Read »
    1 year ago
  • What’s JC Penney’s Next Move?
    HBR - Apr 10
    J.C. Penney and its CEO Ron Johnson have parted ways. The news wasn't terribly surprising as 2012 had been a challenging year. What does the limping retail chain do now? Read »
    1 year ago
  • Ron Johnson’s 5 Big Mistakes
    Time - Apr 9
    In the fall of 2011, Ron Johnson was appointed not just as CEO of JC Penney, but as its savior Seventeen months—and many, many mistakes—later, he’s out of a job. What happened? Read »
    1 year ago
  • Cramer: Mike Ullman Is ‘Right Choice’ For...
    CNBC - Apr 9
    JC Penney's board made the "right choice" in bringing back Mike Ullman as CEO to try to save the company, CNBC's Jim Cramer said after the ouster of Ron Johnson. Read »
    1 year ago
  • Firing Ron Johnson Won’t Fix JC Penney
    Businessweek - Apr 9
    Building an experience around a high-margin tech brand with a cult-like following isn’t the same as selling mom jeans. We now know that. Ditching all those beloved coupons in favor of everyday low prices? Dumb idea. Read »
    1 year ago