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RIM May Split Business Apart

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Reminds me of when Palm was circling the bowl...

tjobrien21

Jun 25, 2012, 12:19 PM
This "breaking up the company" business reminds me of when Palm was circling the bowl before they eventually went down the pipe. I wonder if RIM will do the exact same thing...
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HawkeyeOC

Jun 25, 2012, 1:16 PM
tjobrien21 said:
This "breaking up the company" business reminds me of when Palm was circling the bowl before they eventually went down the pipe. I wonder if RIM will do the exact same thing...


Here is whats different:
What was Palm was bought,sold, and merged a few times throughout the years creating a weak company in the end.
That weak company put out a very impressive OS, put it on lousy hardware and gave an exclusive to Sprint of all carriers. Never gave it a chance. Then another company with a lousy management team bought it and destroyed what was left.


RIM is in far better shape with it's restructuring efforts. Management is being turned over, options are being explored and talked about. They ...
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T Bone

Jun 25, 2012, 1:19 PM
IBM also did the same thing and successfully turned the company around.
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HawkeyeOC

Jun 25, 2012, 1:27 PM
T Bone said:
IBM also did the same thing and successfully turned the company around.


Very true!
Even Apple who was the underdog for years was brought back.
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marufio

Jun 27, 2012, 12:31 AM
apple had steve who does RIM have?
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HawkeyeOC

Jun 27, 2012, 12:44 AM
Thorsten Heins!...A mild mannered German dude by day, Superhero by night Laughing

Often times the very management that builds a company up can be their downfall if things turn for the worse. They have a fighting chance with a new CEO.

Apple may be something to worry about in the future. Steve Jobs left a product roadmap in place for the next couple of years to be sure. They have messed it up without him before. It's easy to do.
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T Bone

Jun 27, 2012, 10:54 AM
Steve had his good side...but he was also very stubborn and combative and liked to impose policies that restricted user's freedom to use devices the way they wanted.....and his management style was somewhat thuggish and dictatorial, he tended to alienate people very quickly...when he didn't like something he wouldn't say 'well, this isn''t quite what I wanted' he would rather brutally berate the engineer who developed it for a good hour or so, calling him everything but white just because a device was one millimeter thicker than he wanted, or the load time was off by a quarter of a millisecond...speaking frankly, the direction Steve was taking the company was leading it straight into a huge anti-trust lawsuit...

Tim Cook seems more mild,...
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T Bone

Jun 27, 2012, 11:40 AM
I don't really buy the idea that you need some great, visionary cult of personality style leader to turn a company around, the vast majority of CEO's are just paper pushers with a few good ideas and a willingness to try new things....that's really all you need....
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