Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Borders CEO resigns - will they now work with publishers to stop trashing books?

Today, Borders announced the resignation of its CEO, Ron Marshall.

During this campaign, many employees and insiders have come forward to reveal how Marshall, who took over as CEO barely a year ago, managed to worsen the company's already shaky financial situation by trying to sell books like frozen foods (he formerly ran a grocery chain).

He also instituted countless senseless policies (such as employee no-blogging contracts and mandating that specific titles be pushed on customers) that have resulted in employee near-rebellion. If this means Borders will now be more open to working with publishers to change its own industry's wasteful system of trashing books, great.

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