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RIM Co-CEOs react to death of Steve Jobs

6 October 2011 One Comment

Yesterday Steve Jobs, the former CEO of Apple past away.  Since then, we’ve been seeing reactions from competitors and people all over the world.  If you’re curious to see what Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie had to say, here’s their official statement:

“Steve Jobs was a great visionary and a respected competitor,” said Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, co-chiefs of BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd., the company that has recently lost its North American smartphone market dominance to Apple and Google Inc.’s Android operating system. “We extend our deepest condolences to his family and to all of the employees of Apple.”

Source: WSJ

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  • Maxmz02

    Don’t blame CEO, they want RIM win.
    RIM has strange culture and self distruct political environment.
    In RIM if a new hired person figure out major problem and introduce efficient approach, both manager and his buddy group member will proof their wrong approach works. just like someone point out driving a car is right way, pushing a car is wrong way, then both manager and his buddy group member will hate you, and proof that 3 person can also move the car by pushing it. cheating email will be sent to some vice president, saying like: see, the car moving, pushing a car is a natural part of the process, in order to deny new hired contribution of introducing skill of drive a car, they have to deny merit of driving a car.
    It is very strange company culture and strange company political environment, it promote stealing and cheating skill. RIM’s management may be a typical instance in MBA course.
    This culture deny or steal hardworking team members’ contribution/innovation, generate strange political environment, destroy RIM.
    So don’t blame CEO, some of their VPs and VPs’ expert generate terrible culture and self destruct political environment.