View Poll Results: who had a more difficult task ahead of them when they started?

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  • John Chen

    24 70.59%
  • Thorsten Heins

    10 29.41%
11-05-13 09:27 PM
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  1. blackmoe's Avatar
    Clear cut? No-one has a clue what their strategy is, including the Board of directors.
    You are confusing needs (thread topic) with strategy.
    11-05-13 08:05 AM
  2. playbookster's Avatar
    Heins, Chen has all the pieces there, he just needs to make them fit.

    Posted from my Z30
    11-05-13 09:19 AM
  3. mithrazor's Avatar
    Definitely Heins, Heins had to oversee the transitional phase and BlackBerry was at a rock bottom point when he became CEO.

    You guys remember the outage in October of 2011?

    Heins did a good job. He just wasn't capable of turning BlackBerry around. Especially not in 2 years.

    It takes 2 years just to develop something revolutionary.

    On top of that, investor pressure ruined a lot of things further.

    Heins definitely had the harder job.

    The product is out, Heins got the ball rolling.

    All Chen has to do is continue BB10's development, and focus on mass adoption.

    Heins had a lot more on this plate.

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    11-05-13 12:36 PM
  4. Spades1234's Avatar
    You do remember Jobs was an Interim CEO when Apple bought? NeXT? He became permanent due to his performance

    I'm not saying he will be the "Jobs" of BlackBerry, but let's just see what will he do.

    Z30 | Z30STA100-2/10.2.0.1791 | Globe PH
    I didn't know that?!

    ?10
    11-05-13 12:55 PM
  5. njblackberry's Avatar
    Heins, Chen has all the pieces there, he just needs to make them fit.

    Posted from my Z30
    What pieces are there?
    11-05-13 12:58 PM
  6. JR A's Avatar
    Chen has it harder.

    When Thor took the helm, he had many challenges. However, BBRY as a whole has been given several second chances, and now Chen has to work with what's left over.

    If BBRY were an animal, it would be a cat. Mike and Jim used up 5 of the 9 lives, Thor 3, and now Chen has got one shot. No more second chances or do-overs from this point on.
    milo53 likes this.
    11-05-13 06:12 PM
  7. blackmoe's Avatar
    Chen has it harder.

    When Thor took the helm, he had many challenges. However, BBRY as a whole has been given several second chances, and now Chen has to work with what's left over.

    If BBRY were an animal, it would be a cat. Mike and Jim used up 5 of the 9 lives, Thor 3, and now Chen has got one shot. No more second chances or do-overs from this point on.
    However that doesn't necessarily equate to his task being harder.
    11-05-13 06:39 PM
  8. BoldPreza's Avatar
    However that doesn't necessarily equate to his task being harder.
    Oh yes it does. Chen no longer has a clean balance sheet. The BlackBerry 10 launch drained through any pent up demand. Because of the rumoured sale, lack of pr to assure future hardware develop, Chen is now tasked with rebuilding a seriously damaged brand that has no consumer confidence behind it.

    Thor had some consumer confidence to rely on, he demolished what was left.

    Today even their software solutions are under pressure and they have actively reduced service revenue as opposed to leaving it as an option they could charge clients for. Chen has to adapt the company around that reality.

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    11-05-13 07:13 PM
  9. milo53's Avatar
    Definitely Chen......didn't you people read the Q2 Results? This thing is in a death spiral financially. Every trend is negative. I don't mean to be Debbie Downer, but it's bleeding bad. I wouldn't want it.
    11-05-13 09:18 PM
  10. milo53's Avatar
    BB was expected to sell 40million handsets in 2013 , Q2 3.9Million shipped. Look at these trends around the BB world, he has to turn this around. Bourban isn't man enough for this challenge, evidently. With all the internal crap, it's gonna be a *****.

    Heins had add to life, Chen has to stop death......

    Q2
    North America sales are down 46% from last quarter.
    Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) sales are down 49% from last quarter
    Latin American sales are down 56% from last quarter.
    Asia Pacific sales are down 47% from last quarter.
    11-05-13 09:27 PM
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