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Losing the Signal
Author: Jacquie McNish

ISBN: 9781250096067
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 3 May 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 14.0 x 1.8
Description:
#1 National BestsellerLosing the Signal is the riveting untold story of how BlackBerry engineered one of the most spectacular technological upsets of the twenty-first century before it lost its way in the fog of smartphone wars, management indecision, and the breakdown of one of the most successful partnerships in the history of Canadian business. Its rise and fall is a cautionary tale of the unrelenting speed of modern success and failure.At the heart of the story are two mismatched co-CEOsMike Lazaridis, a bookish innovator, and Jim Balsillie, an aggressive entrepreneurwho grew their company from humble beginnings above a bagel store in Waterloo, Ontario. Harnessing innovation and sharp-elbowed tactics, BlackBerry s bosses outsmarted powerful international competitors and built a global business in a little more than a decade with an addictive phone that changed the way we communicated. BlackBerry s devices were so ubiquitous that even President Barack Obama favoured them above all others. Just as BlackBerry was emerging as the dominant global player, internal fault lines hobbled the company at the very moment its smartphone crown was challenged by stronger competitors: Apple, Google and Samsung. When the ...

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