Apple's corner store

America's 7th-most admired company reshapes the rules of retailing.

The software
At Apple's genius bars, "instead of dispensing alcohol, we dispense advice," says Ron Johnson, who runs Apple Stores.
The software
Applicants per opening: 20
Harvard University: 10

Job requirements: Must understand machines and people


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