Best Buy CEO Resigns Under Cloud (Minneapolis StarTribune)
Best Buy Suffers For Lack of a Plan (New York Times)
Best Buy in Turmoil: Will It Survive? (Forbes, again)
Best Buy is losing market share to Amazon, its stock is down by 25 percent since the beginning of year (while the S&P 500 is up by 15 percent) and the company’s founder Richard Schulze stepped down as chairman because he failed to tell the board about allegations that then-CEO Brian Dunn was having an inappropriate relationship with a female employee. Now Schulze wants to take the company private, maybe with money from Qatar. It’s more than enough to paralyze an organization or, at a minimum, distract everyone.
So how are the company’s sustainability efforts going? As it turns out…very well. [click to continue…]