Interview with Robert Willett, former CEO of Best Buy International

  • Article by: Thomas Lee , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 13, 2013 - 5:10 PM

The retired executive who advised founder Richard Schulze assesses the company’s future.

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alanam8Apr. 14, 13 7:26 PM

This article fails to mention that Willett's Best Buy initiatives in China, Turkey, the UK, and Canada have all failed spectacularly, costing the company - and its shareholders - hundreds of millions if not billions of dollars. And now we learn that he's being consulted on the future of the company? If so, I will say only this: with this man's track record of financial wreckage and wasted resources, there is NO future for the company. Please tell me this is a joke?

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wmatthiesApr. 15, 13 7:21 PM

"Could management have done something different? The answer must be yes." Very PC of you Mr. Willett. Schulze, Lenzmeier, and Andersen are all accomplished, successful executives, or at least were, but that doesn't mean their contributions now will be what is best for BB in the future. Remember some or all of them led to the Dunn era. I really hope BB can reinvent themselves but the more I read about the return of past senior leadership, the less confident I am in their ability to do that.

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