As news of Brian Dunn stepping down as CEO of Best Buy spreads across the Interwebs, many people are asking, “What is next for Best Buy?” Is Best Buy on the same crash course that sank Circuit City in 2009?
I am sure anyone who has been in a Best Buy lately has noticed that the computer section looks much different that it did just two years ago. The desktop section is as easy to miss as the alarm clock section and the laptop selection is about as underwhelming as Lamar Odom’s performance with the Dallas Maverick’s. However, the tablets are spreading like the weeds in my front yard and their phone sales are so impressive that Best Buy has “Best Buy Mobile” stores popping up in malls. (more…)