I will have more to say on this later, but right now, all that comes to mind after reading this article is this:
“OMGWTF, a man who’s been extremely successful in publishing for almost forty years wouldn’t listen to my know-it-all twenty-three year old ass when I tried to tell him I knew how to run his company better than he did after I’d only been there a few months. So I left and now I’ll REVOLUTIONIZE THE INDUSTRY! AND SHOW THEM ALL!”
I dunno. I think said company is doing pretty damned well without him.
As soon as I can address this and other arrogant claims of “UR DOIN IT WRONG” directed at publishers and booksellers by people who have no fucking clue what they’re talking about without frothing at the mouth, I’ll go into this further.