Former Apple retail head Ron Johnson has shared some of the lessons that he's learned during his time in retail, including things he learned at Apple. Johnson shared a story about a discussion he had with Steve Jobs before the opening of the first Apple Stores.
While calling for a car service to take you somewhere may sound trite, having your gadgets that you just ordered delivered to your doorstep may not be and that's what former Apple retail head Ron Johnson is working on. Johnson has reportedly been poaching former and current Apple employees, including former Apple VP of retail Jerry McDougal who left to spend more time with family, to work on this Uber-like on-demand delivery service.
Former Apple Retail chief Ron Johnson recently spoke about his time at Apple during a presentation at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. Johnson spoke at length about his interactions with Steve Jobs, and finding his creativity after joining Apple.
Ron Johnson, who helped Apple and Steve Jobs establish their retail presence and make Apple Stores among the most successful commercial venues of the modern era, has been unceremoniously dumped as CEO of JC Penny. Johnson, who left Apple in 2011, had been working on applying some of that Apple Retail magic to the clothing business, but results to date had been less than spectacular. In a prepared statement, JC Penny announced they were replacing Johnson with former CEO Mike Ullman.