A Penney for Your Thoughts

By Michael Shepherd / April 11, 2013 /

by Michael Shepherd, President & CEO What’s old is new – at least at venerable retailer J.C. Penney Co. Less than a year and a half after the much-hyped hire of Apple retail guru Ron Johnson, the Penney board did an about-face this week and uninstalled him as CEO to help undo a public relations…

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The OC Register’s Big Bet

By Michael Shepherd / February 2, 2013 /

by Michael Shepherd, President & CEO Southern California has become a testing ground for one of the boldest publishing experiments in the last 25 years. Can a once proud newspaper regain the form – and, from an investor perspective, the profitability – it enjoyed before the industry started its long, seemingly irreversible circulation and revenue…

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Entering the Blogosphere

By Michael Shepherd / January 25, 2013 /

by Michael Shepherd, President & CEO Well, I’ve done it. Finally. After years of hiding behind the shopworn “shoemaker’s kids…” excuse for not starting a blog, I’ve sucked it up and decided to man up. With this post, I am now officially become part of the blogosphere (I can hear the yawns from here). To…

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