Watch RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis shut down his interview with the BBC
This is probably not the best way to get publicity right before Research in Motion’s big tablet launch. RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis was on BBC news this week to discuss the company’s new product—the Playbook, which is to compete with the iPad—when the BBC interviewer took the conversation in a different direction. The British public broadcaster had the nerve to ask about the unpleasantness RIM faced in the Middle East, and after some brief stonewalling, Lazaridis insisted the interview was over and ordered the camera turned off. Now, imagine how bad it would have been if the BBC had been as mean about the actual tablet as, say, the Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg was in this review. Maybe talking about security issues in the Middle East is the best RIM could have hoped for.
• RIM CEO calls a halt to BBC Click interview [BBC]
• PlayBook: A Tablet With a Case Of Codependency [Wall Street Journal]
2 thoughts on “Watch RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis shut down his interview with the BBC”
Thank you RIM for securing my private data. I don’t need every hacker or big brother watching my every move.
Don’t blame CEO, they want RIM win.
RIM has strange culture and self distruct political environment.
In RIM if a new hired person figure out major problem and introduce efficient approach, both manager and his buddy group member will proof their wrong approach works. just like someone point out driving a car is right way, pushing a car is wrong way, then both manager and his buddy group member will hate you, and proof that 3 person can also move the car by pushing it. cheating email will be sent to some vice president, saying like: see, the car moving, pushing a car is a natural part of the process, in order to deny new hired contribution of introducing skill of drive a car, they have to deny merit of driving a car.
It is very strange company culture and strange company political environment, it promote stealing and cheating skill. RIM’s management may be a typical instance in MBA course.
This culture deny or steal hardworking team members’ contribution/innovation, generate strange political environment, destroy RIM.
So don’t blame CEO, some of their VPs and VPs’ expert generate terrible culture and self destruct political environment.
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