“There’s no question Research In Motion is in the midst of a major transitional period,” Jonathan S. Geller reports for BGR.
MacDailyNews Take: Yeah, from walking around in fresh Canadian air to swimming madly while circling the bowl.
“The thing is, RIM has always been a company controlled by two people — Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis,” Geller reports. “For all the things that have worked, they have missed the boat countless times and we’re now seeing the results.”
Geller reports, “We have received an open letter to Mike and Jim from a high-level RIM employee (whose identity we have verified), and in an amazingly honest and passionate plea, this letter gives fascinating insights into what RIM must fix, and fast.”
Read the letter here.
MacDailyNews Take: Letters like this often closely precede a company’s implosion. As if DCW RIM needed any more kisses of death.
Death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. – Steve Jobs, June 14, 2005
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