The Voice of Retail

Exclusive interviews with Ron Johnson, CEO of Enjoy & the visionary behind Apple Retail and Ron Tite, marketing guru, author and comedian on his latest book "Think. Do. Say"

Episode Summary

Welcome to the Voice of Retail I’m your host Michael LeBlanc, and this podcast is brought to you in conjunction with Retail Council of Canada. In this weeks episode back-to-back  exclusive interviews with retail and marketing visionaries. First an exclusive interview with Ron Johnson, veteran retailer credited with taking the vision of Steve Jobs and crafting Apple retail into the behemoth it is today, then taking over J.C. Penny and launching a bold experiment in mass merchant retailing and now CEO of Enjoy.  Recorded live from his offices in California, I connect with Ron just prior to his main-stage keynote presentation at RCC’s DTLQC conference in Montreal November 5th; we talk about this perspectives on the current and future state of retailing, and where his new venture, Enjoy, fits into key moments of truth for the consumer. Next I talk to Ron Tite, Toronto based author, marketing guru and stand-up comedian discussing his latest book, "Think. Do. Say: Building Personal and Organizational Momentum in a Busy, Busy World"

Episode Notes

Welcome to the Voice of Retail I’m your host Michael LeBlanc, and this podcast is brought to you in conjunction with Retail Council of Canada.

In this weeks episode back-to-back  exclusive interviews with retail and marketing visionaries.

First an exclusive interview with Ron Johnson, veteran retailer credited with taking the vision of Steve Jobs and crafting Apple retail into the behemoth it is today, then taking over J.C. Penny and launching a bold experiment in mass merchant retailing and now CEO of Enjoy.  Recorded live from his offices in California, I connect with Ron just prior to his main-stage keynote presentation at RCC’s DTLQC conference in Montreal November 5th; we talk about this perspectives on the current and future state of retailing, and where his new venture, Enjoy, fits into key moments of truth for the consumer.

Next I talk to Ron Tite, Toronto based author, marketing guru and stand-up comedian discussing his latest book, "Think. Do. Say: Building Personal and Organizational Momentum in a Busy, Busy World"  Shop online at http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/8946794/type/dlg/fragment/internal%3D1/https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/home/search/?keywords=think%20do%20say

Lastly I’ll take a look at the retail news of the week, but first, lets listen to my interview with Ron Jonson.

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Thanks to Ron and Ron for being my guests on this episode, now lets hit the highlights from Retail This Week eNewsletter, I put this newsletter together, the biggest circulation of any weekly in Canada together each and every week, 51 weeks of the year - you can subscribe for free at retailcouncil.org

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That’s a wrap on this Two Ron Interview episode of The Voice of Retail (shout out to fans of the classic Two Ronnies British comedy show)  if you liked this podcast you can subscribe on Apple iTunes or your favourite podcast platform, please rate and review, and be sure and recommend to a friend or colleague in the retail industry.

I’m Michael LeBlanc, Founder and President of M.E. LeBlanc and Company Inc. and you can learn more about me on www.meleblanc.co or of course on LinkedIn

Until next time, have a great week!