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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
ForbesYou might recognize a few of these famous faces.
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.
First he talked about the importance of inspiration. Then he described the power of passion. Then he shared the value of vision. Then I almost fell asleep. The professor was describing the traits of a great leader. I certainly didn't disagree with his list: Vision, passion, inspiration,...
In business and in life, the most critical choices we make relate to people. Yet being a good judge of people is difficult. How do we get better at sizing up first impressions, at correctly picking (and not missing) rising stars?
Intelligence isn't simply a fixed quantity, a learning expert explained in a talk recently. How smart we are is powerfully affected by our situation, and that's something we can control.
A series of emails about ebook prices between Apple and HarperCollins, including ones written by Steve Jobs, were recently released as part of the Department of Justice price-fixing suit against Apple and a number of major publishers.
Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, Nilofer Merchant, Clay Shirky and others know about getting things done, being productive and keeping a crowd engaged.
Does this sound familiar? You’re feeling a bit uneasy – say, a tightness in your chest or a rumbling in your stomach. You search your mind for the cause, and you think of something unsettling that happened in the office yesterday, a difficult conversation you need to have or a deadline you’re...
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LinkedIn has discovered a valuable formula for online media success — if you tap into CEOs’ egos, you can get them to write for free — and spur a spike in traffic.
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A growing body of research suggests that the longer you keep your rear end in your chair and your eyes glued to your screen, the less productive you may be.
Netflix has struck its largest original content deal ever, investing further in kids' content with new original series from DreamWorks Animation.
With India leading the small SUV market and attracting majority of investments from Ford Motor Company, the country is set to become a hub for the US automobile major.
Last month, HP reported that its PC revenues nosedived 20%, so maybe it's not so shocking that today Meg Whitman made some changes at the top.
In its ongoing survey of the American workplace, Gallup found that only 30 percent of workers are "were engaged, or involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their workplace."
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