Backslapping as Waterloo Burns: Tough Times Ahead for RIM’s Co-CEOs

Tom Krazit at PaidContent on the conference call yesterday with RIM co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie:

“This is fun,” Lazaridis said during the conference call, of his 20-year partnership with Balsillie. “We’re changing the world.”

The truth is that RIM hasn’t produced anything that has changed the world in a very long time. No one would deny that RIM did indeed help change the world with one of the most iconic mobile products ever produced over the last 20 years. But the technology industry — and the mobile world in particular — is very much a “what have you done for me lately?” world, and RIM executives will never be caught answering that question honestly in public.

Laugh it up.

Friday, 17 June 2011