GameStop lures Amazon talent with grand plans and no frills

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By Svea Herbst-Bayliss (Reuters) -GameStop Corp Chairman Ryan Cohen made a point of doing away with corporate excess such as a company plane and used the allure of rebuilding the videogame retailer to recruit Amazon.com Inc’s Australia chief Matt Furlong as chief executive, according to people familiar with the process. Cohen wanted the message to be stern, said the sources, who were close to the discussions. The transformation of the ailing brick-and-mortar retailer into an e-commerce powerhouse would require laser-like focus and determination, Cohen told Furlong. The role would come with no …

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