But now, about nine months later, all is forgotten. Schulze is back in the fold.
Do the women of Best Buy feel good about this? I can't imagine they do.
Shareholders shouldn't feel very good about the turn of events either.
No matter how you look at it -- morally, philosophically, from a business perspective -- Schulze coming back is bad news. One of the guys who sat at the confluence of last summer's poisoned waters rejoins the Board and kindly requests to bring two of his people -- a couple more Best Buy retreads -- along. This is a late night documentary on Netflix in the making.So much for changing the busted internal culture at Best Buy. And there is the business perspective as well. Obvious to me, but not so obvious to the folks trying to keep BBY's dead cat bounce alive. This is the guy who founded the company and saw it through an ass-kicking of epic proportion. And now he's back.
No matter how many times I replay this turn of events in my mind -- and bounce them off of other presumably sane and logical humans -- I just can't make sense of them. Follow @rocco_thestreet -- Written by Rocco Pendola in Santa Monica, Calif.