Lampert: The changing role of the retail CEO

01/9/2013 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Retail industry watchers may wax nostalgic when it comes to the qualities needed to succeed as a merchant, but the reality is that changing times call for changing skills, said hedge-fund billionaire and soon-to-be Sears CEO Edward Lampert. "The most successful guy in retail right now is Jeff Bezos, and he was a (Wall Street) hedge fund guy."

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