Ron Johnson, Former Head of Apple Retail, Fired from JCPenney after year of poor performance

Yeah, it took Steve Jobs longer to turn Apple profitable, but Apple's stock also didn't tank for the first year of his leadership. I think this is a case of Apple's retail formula not being a "one size, fits all" solution.

That being said, all of the things that were bad about JCPenney that shone in contrast with what was good about Apple retail are still bad about JCPenney.