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CEO Says New Penney’s Will Be a Store for Everyone

Making a rare appearance in Dallas tonight, J.C. Penney Co. CEO Ron Johnson talked more about his time at Apple and Target than about his ambitious plans for transforming Plano-based Penney’s into “America’s favorite store.” But during his SMU Management Briefing Series talk, Johnson (pictured) did offer a few hints about how he hopes imagination, […]

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Playing the Numbers Game with Opera at Cowboys Stadium

San Francisco’s a heavyweight opera town. So it wasn’t that surprising when the opera company there drew 32,000 people to a 2010 simulcast performance at AT&T Park, where the Giants play baseball. But Dallas is a different town. So it was truly impressive-sounding when the Dallas Opera announced a free, April 28 simulcast on the […]

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Two Quick Questions About the Kern Wildenthal Exposé

Yesterday the Dallas Morning News published its long-awaited opus on Kern Wildenthal. Wildenthal is the former head of UT Southwestern. He currently runs the school’s fundraising charity, the Southwestern Medical Foundation. It doesn’t look good for him. While he has enjoyed enormous success getting people to donate money (more than a $1 billion), he also […]

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Leading Off (4/30/12)

Dallas Needs To Accept Failure: The Super Bowl bid, DART, our ability to hit clean air standards — Michael Lindenberger might as well just tag on the Trinity River Project (no thanks to the Trinity Parkway), downtown revitalization, NFL drafts, and a litany of other ballyhooed projects to his editorial that says (paywall) that Dallas […]

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