Without Fail

Candid conversations with people who have done hard things: what worked, what didn't and why. Hosted by Alex Blumberg.

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The Man Behind the Iconic Apple Stores: Ron Johnson

November 19, 2018

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Show Notes

Twenty years ago, Steve Jobs had an idea: he wanted to build an Apple store. Something sleek and iconic and unlike anything else in retail. But he had no idea how to do it. So he called someone who might: retail genius Ron Johnson. Ron tells Alex the story of what it was like to work with Steve and help transform Apple into a household name. And Ron talks about life after Apple—which included a huge and humbling failure.

Ron Johnson is now CEO and Founder of Enjoy

Without Fail is hosted by Alex Blumberg and produced by Sarah Platt. It is edited by Alex Blumberg, Nazanin Rafsanjani and Devon Taylor. Jarrett Floyd and Peter Leonard mixed this episode. Music by Bobby Lord.