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  1. cbvinh's Avatar
    11-11-13 12:06 PM
  2. trsbbs's Avatar
    Good read. Thanks for posting.

    Posted via CB10 on a Verizon Z10 running 10.2.0.1791
    11-11-13 01:09 PM
  3. BBPandy's Avatar
    Nice read thx for posting

    Posted via CB10
    11-11-13 02:02 PM
  4. ElGusta's Avatar
    This is what I don't understand.
    If he is so qualified, where was he 2 years ago to take the reins instead of that bumbling inexperienced buffoon that goes by the name of Thorn?

    It's not like BB didn't know they were in trouble. Why they decided to bring in an inexperienced wallflower that has zero public speaking talent is beyond me.
    11-11-13 02:26 PM
  5. trsbbs's Avatar
    This is what I don't understand.
    If he is so qualified, where was he 2 years ago to take the reins instead of that bumbling inexperienced buffoon that goes by the name of Thorn?

    It's not like BB didn't know they were in trouble. Why they decided to bring in an inexperienced wallflower that has zero public speaking talent is beyond me.
    Doing something else and Mike was still there.

    BTW it's Thor, not Thorn.

    Posted via CB10 on a Verizon Z10 running 10.2.0.1791
    11-11-13 02:46 PM
  6. Its Spade's Avatar
    that goes by the name of Thorn?
    I see what ya did there
    11-11-13 03:10 PM
  7. 3hb78ftg's Avatar
    Doing something else and Mike was still there.

    BTW it's Thor, not Thorn.

    Posted via CB10 on a Verizon Z10 running 10.2.0.1791
    Yes it was Thor until he became a Thorn in everyone's side.

    LOL

    BlackBerry Z...my weapon of choice.
    qwerty4ever and kbz1960 like this.
    11-11-13 05:13 PM
  8. teeuwen's Avatar
    Enough of the should of, would of, could of attitude. Saying that he should of been here two years ago.

    We are in the here and now. He seems likw a good fit.

    Posted via CB10
    imcurved likes this.
    11-11-13 08:46 PM
  9. milo53's Avatar
    This is what I don't understand.
    If he is so qualified, where was he 2 years ago to take the reins instead of that bumbling inexperienced buffoon that goes by the name of Thorn?

    It's not like BB didn't know they were in trouble. Why they decided to bring in an inexperienced wallflower that has zero public speaking talent is beyond me.
    Balsille and Lazeridis wanted there guy, control I guess. What a shame.
    11-11-13 11:04 PM
  10. Crackberrykills's Avatar
    Chen may be the savior. Too early for such things, though.
    Blacklatino and qwerty4ever like this.
    11-11-13 11:08 PM
  11. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    Let's hope so!!

    Posted via CB10
    11-11-13 11:10 PM
  12. R Field's Avatar
    He's got a ton of work to do and changes to implement both company employees (executive board members), culture and business strategy. His background in government, international relations and being on the board for technology, banking entertainment companies gives him a solid blend of experience. Combined with successful turn arounds at Sybase and startups gives me some hope.

    I guess I will have to see what strategic moves he makes after his initial assessment of the company.

    CB10 - Z10 -10.2.0.1791
    11-11-13 11:50 PM
  13. birdman_38's Avatar
    I hope he can do the job competently rather than be some sort of messiah.
    11-11-13 11:54 PM
  14. Crackberrykills's Avatar
    I hope he can do the job competently rather than be some sort of messiah.
    Indeed. That would be outstanding.
    11-11-13 11:57 PM
  15. sigint99's Avatar
    Chen doesn't really have a lot of experience when you look at his resume so don't expect miracles. I honestly don't think he can return BlackBerry to the profitable company it once was given the extremely volatile and dynamic marketplace BB is operating in nowadays.
    11-14-13 09:32 AM
  16. trsbbs's Avatar
    Does anyone know if Chen has even been to Waterloo since this deal closed?

    I would be concerned if he hasn't.
    Presence is what he needs to project now. Both to the EE's and to the consumer.

    Posted via CB10 on a Verizon Z10 running 10.2.0.1791
    milo53 likes this.
    11-14-13 09:41 AM
  17. BravoZuluDelta's Avatar
    Enough of the should of, would of, could of attitude. Saying that he should of been here two years ago.

    We are in the here and now. He seems likw a good fit.

    Posted via CB10
    Normally I don't say anything, but that concentration was just too high. "Should have," "would have," "could have," "should have". "Of" comes from mishearing the contraction forms (i.e., would've, could've, should've), and is grammatically incorrect. They are also meaningless when you try to read the sentence using the definition of the words.

    Not that this invalidates your message. I agree with it.

    Posted via CB10 on Q10
    BlackistheBerry likes this.
    11-14-13 09:50 AM
  18. VR6's Avatar
    Thanks OP good background

    Fired from my Z10
    11-14-13 10:11 AM
  19. BravoZuluDelta's Avatar
    I'll take you in for obstruction. >:|

    Posted via CB10 on Q10
    11-14-13 10:14 AM
  20. m1a1mg's Avatar
    Fortune: "Corporate daredevil John Chen might just turn BlackBerry around."-gra.png

    Totally dorked it up the first try.
    11-14-13 10:15 AM
  21. m1a1mg's Avatar
    I'll take you in for obstruction. >:|

    Posted via CB10 on Q10
    Sorry, I dorked up my first attempt and deleted.
    11-14-13 10:15 AM
  22. BravoZuluDelta's Avatar
    Sorry, I dorked up my first attempt and deleted.
    Tampering with evidence!

    Posted via CB10 on Q10
    m1a1mg and kbz1960 like this.
    11-14-13 10:16 AM
  23. bennelong's Avatar
    Enough of the should of, would of, could of attitude. Saying that he should of been here two years ago.

    We are in the here and now. He seems like a good fit.

    Posted via CB10
    After reading the Open Letter I'm convinced that this guy means business.
    There will definitely be dead-wood trimmed from the BlackBerry bush and new (likely unknown to us) opportunities to be explored and built upon.
    I'll say this about Mr Chen.
    He looks like he means business.



    Z10 via CB10
    11-15-13 03:20 AM
  24. jscan44's Avatar
    John Chen is one of few who appears capable of steering Blackberry out of a nosedive.

    Thorsten did a good job at cost cutting and letting go of drift wood, but made too many fatal flaws which has put Blackberry further in the hole. $1 billion dollars worth of unsold inventory?, primarily the z10, that is a foolish mistake down to poor forecasting and predictions. That excess stock should be shipped to Africa and the other developing markets which actually have Blackberry customers.

    I believe John Chen will continue to trim drift wood and slim down the hardware business. I hope he utilizes his reach within Asia which has massive potential for Blackberry.

    Whether he can take Blackberry to a profit will be interesting over the next 1-2 years.

    Regardless of his compensation package, I don't think a man like him would put his reputation on the line if he wasn't capable.
    He appears the sort of person who values his reputation more then just money.

    If he cannot do it, then sadly I don't think anyone else can. This is the last roll of the dice.
    11-15-13 03:41 AM
  25. ayandakeith's Avatar
    I was also going to comment on that but you did the work for me. Thanks. English might be an easy language but there's still an art that remains in it.

    Posted via CB10
    11-15-13 08:37 AM
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