Is American Apparel's CEO too edgy to succeed?

08/26/2010 | Guardian (London), The

American Apparel's founder, Dov Charney, had earned a reputation more for his alleged libidinous excesses than for his business acumen. His company is losing almost $30 million a year, and its ethical-manufacturing ethos has been overshadowed by tales of Charney's sexual shenanigans. "Every story you hear about Dov himself is so sleazy that all the goodwill their ethical values should create is squandered," says Robert Johnston, an editor at GQ.

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