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TnTexas
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Re: William Lynch out as B&N CEO

keriflur: The move into a digital service wasn't a bad idea.  Only half implementing it was.

 

Totally agree.

 

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TnTexas
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Re: William Lynch out as B&N CEO

Mercury_Glitch: It's no secret I am not a fan of the LCD Nooks myself, that's not to say I don't think they're good products, but I think they distracted B&N from what they should have focused on.

 

I think there's a lot of truth here.

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bobstro
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Re: William Lynch out as B&N CEO

One of the more productive posts in this thread asked whether many early NC adopters are still B&N customers. Speaking only for myself, I can say absolutely. However, I am unlikely to buy another NOOK tablet device. My NC was my gateway to ebooks. It was a device that finally demonstrated that I could carry my library about and access it under practical conditions using a (then) very cost competitive device. The NOOK family of color devices no longer holds enough of a competitive advantage in terms of either features or cost for me, but since "going digital", I've purchased many times the value of any NOOK in ebooks. Prior to that, I was down to purchasing a few books a year due to the bulk of carrying more than one on my extensive travels demanded by work. Had B&N gone more open with access to GoPS back when the NT was released, I might still be the rabid fan boy I was when I bought my first NC. Sadly, they killed the buzz. I still like eInk devices, and might replace my NST if a compelling new outdoor-readable device is released. I'll still be buying way too many ebooks from B&N (and others).
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Re: William Lynch out as B&N CEO

http://m.usatoday.com/article/life/2506357

 

Article discusses Lynch resignation, including some analyst comments.  One comment refers back to Borders concept stores never implemented. Does anyone know details of the concept? 

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Re: William Lynch out as B&N CEO


patgolfneb wrote:

http://m.usatoday.com/article/life/2506357

 

Article discusses Lynch resignation, including some analyst comments.  One comment refers back to Borders concept stores never implemented. Does anyone know details of the concept? 


 

I like that the article mentions getting the divisions to work together, something FT, myself, and several other B&N employees have mentioned has been an issue for some time now.  Getting these groups working together toward one goal would be a great boon to B&N. 

 

Not sure about the 'concept stores' but I suspect it's just what the article says.  Making areas of the store over to focus on what the local community want and needs.  So an area with a high population of families would likely want a strong YA section, and likely a good book groups section for the parents.  It's something we've talked about on the forums before, and I believe most of us agreed.  I find it comforting when business analysts and specalists agree with the suggestions made by forum posters. 

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Re: William Lynch out as B&N CEO

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patgolfneb wrote:
One comment refers back to Borders concept stores never implemented. Does anyone know details of the concept? 

https://www.google.com/search?q=borders+concept+store&btng=Google+Search

 

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patgolfneb
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Re: William Lynch out as B&N CEO

Thanks Doug, not much there. The use of mp3 devices, internet, cloud and media streaming impact on the way media is consumed has already outdated that concept. The rest of the ideas BN has already pursued, with mixed results. 

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flyingtoastr wrote:

The thing that worries me so much about this move is that Huseby has historically specialized in seperation financial deals - carving up companies and selling off their parts...


I don't know anything about the man, but the fact that he comes from a cable company (I don't have much regard for most of them) bothered me.

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Re: William Lynch out as B&N CEO

Apparently, my apology to Mercury_Glitch was deleted by the Administrator.  Just to make the record clear, here are the words of my apology: 

 

"Umm ... okay.  I stand corrected, and I apologize for calling you a liar.   I thought you were referring to entire articles.  The copied text was so brief that I did not consider it to be within the scope of your accusations.  My bad."