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Here's What Best Buy's New CEO Read While He Was Interviewing For The Job

Ashley Lutz

Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly is trying to reverse years of declining sales at the ailing consumer electronics retailer. 

He recently told Bloomberg what books he read as he was interviewing for the top job at Best Buy. He accepted the position in August. 

As he was competing for the Best Buy CEO job, Joly said he read the following: 

The books share a major theme: all are big turnaround stories. Joly is attempting to do the same at Best Buy, which has seen declining sales for two years. 

Joly told Bloomberg he identifies with Gerstner, who pushed computer services to save IBM. Joly is pushing the company's 20,000-team "Geek Squad" services as a way to stand out. 

"Gerstner used services to lead the transformation of the company, and we have a similar opportunity,” Joly said. “Services can play a huge role.”

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