In March 2008, I asked the question If you were the new owner of Borders, what would you do?…which sparked a fair amount of discussion.
Yesterday, Borders announced that it would close all stores and liquidate. Something like ten thousand people will lose their jobs.
In retrospect…given the state of the economic and the transition to digital books delivered via devices such as the Kindle…could Borders have been saved by better management, or was its demise inevitable?
See also this dumb company tricks post, which describes some experiences with Borders.