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BB’s Bold Days Over, Private Days Begin

BB’s Bold Days Over, Private Days Begin

Was interviewed by CTV News the evening of Sept 21st on Blackberry’s fate. Time to take a look back. The ‘crackberry’ was a groundbreaker launched by Waterloo-based Research In Motion in 1999. The amazing ingenuity lasted nearly forever, in ‘tech years’. 14 years of success in the fast-shifting tech world is worth saluting. Especially for a small [...]

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Two Techies, Two Paths

Two Techies, Two Paths

HP & Dell are taking 2 very different paths to try to turnaround their fortunes. HP did see the potential of tablets but failed in that category, and withdrew their entry a month after launch (ouch). They’ve apparently now given up; they’re radically cutting staff, to focus on a (slowing) PC market, presumably aiming to [...]

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Visions Come to Life, Good & Bad

Visions Come to Life, Good & Bad

Received some fine feedback today from students, concerning Mission & Vision Statements. Now is a great time to discuss the hardcore relevance of a Vision – something that is so long term & ‘soft’ sounding. I owe RIM a thank you for falling into the abyss after I ripped that company for so long for [...]

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‘Shopping Basket’ Mission Statements: Catalysts for Confusion & Conflict

‘Shopping Basket’ Mission Statements: Catalysts for Confusion & Conflict

I was recently seeking Mission statement examples & found many that were far superior to a myopic blurb that I hope is NOT what passes for RIM’s mission (see ‘The Vision Thing’), when I came across an example that’s almost as bad, but for a different reason. Apparently, Dell’s Mission is “to be the most [...]

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