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‘I have no intention of selling off or abandoning this business any time soon … Our focus today is on finding a way to make this business profitable,’ says Blackberry CEO John Chen.
‘I have no intention of selling off or abandoning this business any time soon … Our focus today is on finding a way to make this business profitable,’ says Blackberry CEO John Chen.
(MARK BLINCH/REUTERS)

Inside the Market

Why the Contra Guys are sticking with BlackBerry

Here in the la la land of the Toronto Maple Leafs, we are once again on the outside of the playoffs looking in. The team is adrift and blame is being thrust in all directions. But seriously folks, this is one of the most successful companies in the world. It is an organization that charges a super premium price for a decidedly low-grade product – almost half a century without a sniffle of Lord Stanley’s Cup. Talk about defying probability! Virtually every other corporation with this track record would be bankrupt, buried, forgotten. What is the proposed solution? Hire a President with no managerial experience! Zilch. That is definitely thinking outside of the box. Like, outside of the arena.