Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie were the co-chief executives and
co-chairmen of Research In Motion from its inception in the 1990s
through to their resignation from the position in January 2012.
Along the way, the company grew to a behemoth by exploiting its
unique combination of secure email and keyboard-driven handset —
but they also missed some key technology changes that are now
sweeping RIM away.
They pretty much got everything wrong for the last six years.