I read this last fall and meant to post about it. I still can’t really wrap my head around the entirety of it, but it sounds like we are about to witness a rebirth of RIM much like Apple. Is anyone out there still holding their breath?
The best tech companies morph with and respond to the marketplace. They take big hits as they reposition themselves, but well-managed firms find their feet again quickly. Remember when Apple was on the skids a few years back? Things were so bad they turfed Steven Jobs, which was akin to a sick patient agreeing to a lobotomy and the removal of his heart. Jobs returned, Apple rediscovered its design mojo, and the firm climbed to even greater heights. The premature obituaries on Apple read very much like the scare-mongering currently surrounding RIM.
Canadians need to throw their weight behind Canadian frontrunners…Canadians need to understand that Canada’s economic future is tied directly to our ability to create and sustain companies like RIM.