Even Good Employees Hoard Great Ideas
EntrepreneurWhat's helped him most in the tech business.
NY TimesIn a rare interview last week, Mike Lazaridis, one of Research In Motion’s two chief executives, was the one asking questions:
NY TimesEric E. Schmidt became Google's chief executive in 2001. In January 2011, the company announced that he would step aside for Larry Page, one of the search giant's co-founders.
Crackberry.comRIM recently announced that the company had shipped its 50-millionth device since 1999
All Things DigitalIf Apple’s iPhone and the Palm (PALM) Pre are perfecting the convergence of cellphone and PC, Research in Motion’s BlackBerry anticipated it
Itnews.comRIM co-founder Mike Lazaridis sits down with iTnews editor Brett Winterford to discuss how the Blackberry will survive the onset of new competition.
BusinessWeekNice in-depth article here. Research in Motion founder Mike Lazaridis talks about the history of the Blackberry, building a successful R&D culture and a decade of sustainable innovation
ForbesMichael Lazaridis, co-founder and former CEO of the embattled cellphone maker, officially ended his exploration of a takeover bid while cutting his stake to 4.99% of outstanding shares. According to SEC documents filed on Christmas Eve, Lazardis...
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GuardianThe RIM co-chief executives and co-chairmen got plenty right but also thought the iPhone would be a 'challenge' to users.
All Things DNearly $12 million in combined payouts for agreeing to step aside.
The VergeThe past year has been especially hard on the once-innovative RIM, but it may be at a turning point. Or the beginning of the end.
The RecordScience and mathematics programs at University of Waterloo will get a $21 million boost from local philanthropists Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis.
TechCrunchWhether a “drastic change” is needed or there is already “a lot of change”, former RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis (the same one who flipped out on the BBC during an interview) still believes in the BlackBerry.
CrackBerry“Working so hard, with a 24-by-7 workload for so long, my biggest regret was not having enough time for my family. I need to correct that over the next few years."
Business InsiderResearch In Motions's co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis are stepping down as CEOs, and COO Thorsten Heins will take over.
New York TimesOn Tuesday, RIM’s battered shares rose about 6 percent after the Financial Post cited unnamed individuals who said the board would recommend splitting the top positions. But if the newspaper is correct, the change may not bring the kind of strong,...
InformationWeekRIM's board, reportedly preparing to oust co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, should look at its own mistakes.
Financial PostUnder intense pressure from a group of shareholders, Research in Motion Ltd. is preparing to unveil a corporate shakeup at the beleaguered BlackBerry maker that could see co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie relinquish their titles as...
The SpecA long, slow slide into notoriety made 2011 a sorely trying year for Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, the two men at the top of BlackBerry maker Research in Motion.
New York TimesHow do you go from being one of the country’s most-renowned and respected business leaders to landing on the list of the Worst C.E.O.’s of 2011? Did the glory go to your head, so that you believed you knew more than everyone else? Did you take...
The VergeRIM is just over a month away from the expected release of an "independent committee" report on whether or not the co-CEO team of Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis is a viable structure for the future, and the pressure appears to be intensifying on...
CNETArmchair critics of the world rejoice. It's time to select the year's best and worst tech CEOs. It's a judgment that some no doubt will lambaste as arbitrary, even biased. On both counts we plead guilty.
ForbesThere is a fine line between CEO confidence and arrogance. One is required. The other is a company killer.
Seeking AlphaA list of 7 CEOs that have performed the worst over the last year and have contributed the most to his or her company's demise.
ZDNetResearch in Motion’s two CEOs have to go. The company has lost investor—and increasingly customer—confidence over the last year, its latest greatest savior OS is behind schedule, the PlayBook is a disaster and RIM could be circling the...
ForbesResearch in Motion Co-CEO Jim Balsillie this afternoon told investors on a post-earnings report conference call that he and co-chief Mike Lazaridis will reduce their cash compensation to $1 a year as part of its program to fix what ails the company.
Wall Street JournalResearch In Motion Ltd.'s nose-diving share price is ratcheting up pressure on the BlackBerry maker's directors to overhaul the company's peculiar management structure, which has long allowed the company's two chief executives to also serve as...
Wall Street JournalWe’ve collected 10 such examples of executive YouTube apologia, which is clearly an emerging art form.
Washington PostThere was one thing missing in the CEO's video...
The StreetCorporate leaders are eating a lot of humble pie lately with some noteworthy apologies for blunders in recent weeks.
FortuneThe president of BlackBerry's parent company apologized Thursday for the device's worldwide service outage, and said service levels are improving in many areas.
International Business TimesBlackBerry developer Research in Motion (RIM) needs a new "transformational" CEO or to be put up for auction now, Toronto activist investor Victor Alboini told IBTimes.
Seeking AlphaRIM management -- and particularly its co-CEOs, Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis -- are ill-equipped to manage a successful turnaround of the company.
The Windsor StarIt can travel 380 kilometres on a single charge.
Investor PlaceYahoo drew first blood with Bartz - here's who's next.
International Business TimesResearch in Motion has had a rough year, and now the company's signature product, BlackBerry Messenger, is being associated with the UK riots.
The StarRIM management, headed by Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, has destroyed just over $64 billion in shareholder value, the stock having plunged about 83 per cent since its mid-2008 peak.
Business InsiderThe two CEOs used to agree on most everything, but lately have been having "titanic" arguments in public places like hallways and lunch rooms, with regular RIM employees able to overhear everything.
cnetThe calls for Research in Motion to reconsider its current executive structure are getting louder.
The Next WebThe Internet is buzzing with talk about how RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis handled his interview with the BBC incorrectly, how he’ll be fired soon and other such remarks. The problem is that absolutely nobody who is making these comments has any sort...
BBCMike Lazaridis the co-CEO of Research In Motion, the Canadian firm behind the Blackberry, refuses to answer a question about problems the company has had in India and the Middle East.
You've been there. You've stared at a blank document as you struggled to come up with incredible words of wisdom that will inspire and motivate your employees. So has Scott Moorehead, CEO of The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon premium wireless retailer in the U.S. "I was sitting in...
Once in a while you meet a leader who stands out--even in a room filled with skilled, experienced, successful people. She isn't just remarkably charismatic. He isn't just remarkably likeable. You can tell, in an instant, they simply think and act and lead differently than most people.
The need for enterprises to innovate has never been more acute. Many established brands are on the ropes. American Airlines was valued at just $5.5 billion at the time it merged with US Airways in 2013. Kodak, a name synonymous with photography for more than a century, retreated into bankruptcy in...
Workplace uncertainty has created a survival of the fittest mentality where people are being forced to look after themselves, with the hopes of finding a leader who can be a mentor they can trust and that guides them rightly.
When journalist Brigid Schulte found herself immersed in one of the most hectic, time-crunched industries, she, like many of her busy coworkers, was feeling overworked and overwhelmed by the demands of her work and home life. “I was just feeling so busy and holding on by my fingernails through...
If you view meetings as a necessary evil to suffer through, you might be missing out on the ideal setting to showcase your leadership skills. As Luann Pendy, vice president of global quality at Medtronic explains, “Meetings are your greatest opportunity to be visible and show your organization...
One of the most heated debates involving innovation revolves around how to best incentivize people to develop and implement new ideas. Research on this issue offers a wide range of conclusions. For example, one recent research report suggested that offering financial incentives only raised the...
Americans sit through some 11 million meetings every day — with the unproductive ones costing companies $37 billion a year. Since we've already looked at the most egregious meeting mistakes, we decided to explore how the most successful executives run effective meetings.
Aspiring junior executives dream of climbing the ladder to gain more authority. Then they can make things happen and create the change that they believe in. Senior executives, on the other hand, are often frustrated by how little power they actually have. The problem is that, while authority can...
Whether you know exactly where you're heading or feel a bit lost," writes Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in "Lean In For Graduates," the latest edition of her popular book, "everyone has this in common: you're all in for big surprises."
"As speakers and presenters in the business world, we use words every day to close deals, gain funding, earn trust, win approval, and further our cause," says Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc. and author of "Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results."
The rumor is community colleges are fallback schools because of price or easy, last-minute admissions. But that isn’t exactly the case anymore. Community colleges are now in the business of providing entrepreneurial incubators and coursework and training mid-level managers for advancement.
This is it. You’ve aligned calendars and will have all the right decision-makers in the room. It’s the moment when they either decide to give you resources to begin to turn your innovative idea into reality, or send you back to the drawing board. How will you make your most persuasive case?
From parents to students to teachers to CEOs, is there a demographic category or job function that doesn't feel as if it has too much work to do--and not enough time to do it?
Sir Alex Ferguson had been manager of Manchester United for 27 years and David Gill had racked up a decade as chief executive when the duo stepped down last summer. For manager and chief executive at a football club, read chief executive and chairman at a publicly listed company.
Microsoft and Nokia have jumped through of all the regulatory and financial hoops and ironed out all of the last-minute transactional details. On Friday, Microsoft will officially complete its acquisition of Nokia’s handset group, Microsoft announced in its blog on Monday.
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