By Robert Stephens,
“I never really told anyone, but 10 years was always the outside number. It’s as simple as this: After founding The Geek Squad 18 years ago, and acquiring Best Buy 10 years ago, I’m ready to build new companies. I never thought I would or could last this long. Hell, nobody did.
I later learned that after the merger was announced, friends and advisors of mine bet each other how long before I quit or got kicked out. Most founders seem to leave within a year or so. I can say that motivated me to prove them wrong.”