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The Resource Losing the signal : the untold story behind the extraordinary rise and spectacular fall of Blackberry, Jacquie McNish, Sean Silcoff

Losing the signal : the untold story behind the extraordinary rise and spectacular fall of Blackberry, Jacquie McNish, Sean Silcoff

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Losing the signal : the untold story behind the extraordinary rise and spectacular fall of Blackberry
Title
Losing the signal
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the untold story behind the extraordinary rise and spectacular fall of Blackberry
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Jacquie McNish, Sean Silcoff
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eng
Summary
"In 2009, BlackBerry controlled half of the smartphone market. Today that number is less than one percent. What went so wrong? Losing the Signal is a riveting story of a company that toppled global giants before succumbing to the ruthlessly competitive forces of Silicon Valley. This is not a conventional tale of modern business failure by fraud and greed. The rise and fall of BlackBerry reveals the dangerous speed at which innovators race along the information superhighway. With unprecedented access to key players, senior executives, directors and competitors, Losing the Signal unveils the remarkable rise of a company that started above a bagel store in Ontario. At the heart of the story is an unlikely partnership between a visionary engineer, Mike Lazaridis, and an abrasive Harvard Business school grad, Jim Balsillie. Together, they engineered a pioneering pocket email device that became the tool of choice for presidents and CEOs. The partnership enjoyed only a brief moment on top of the world, however. At the very moment BlackBerry was ranked the world's fastest growing company internal feuds and chaotic growth crippled the company as it faced its gravest test: Apple and Google's entry in to mobile phones. Expertly told by acclaimed journalists, Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff, this is an entertaining, whirlwind narrative that goes behind the scenes to reveal one of the most compelling business stories of the new century"--
Summary
"In 2009, BlackBerry controlled half of the smartphone market. Today that number is less than one percent. What went so wrong? Losing the Signal is a riveting story of a company that toppled global giants before succumbing to the ruthlessly competitive forces of Silicon Valley. This is not a conventional tale of modern business failure by fraud and greed. The rise and fall of BlackBerry reveals the dangerous speed at which innovators race along the information superhighway. With unprecedented access to key players, senior executives, directors and competitors, Losing the Signal unveils the remarkable rise of a company that started above a bagel store in Ontario. At the heart of the story is an unlikely partnership between a visionary engineer, Mike Lazaridis, and an abrasive Harvard Business school grad, Jim Balsillie. Together, they engineered a pioneering pocket email device that became the tool of choice for presidents and CEOs. The partnership enjoyed only a brief moment on top of the world, however. At the very moment BlackBerry was ranked the world's fastest growing company internal feuds and chaotic growth crippled the company as it faced its gravest test: Apple and Google's entry in to mobile phones. Expertly told by acclaimed journalists, Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff, this is an entertaining, whirlwind narrative that goes behind the scenes to reveal one of the most compelling business stories of the new century"--
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10434054
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McNish, Jacquie
Dewey number
338.4/7004
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Silcoff, Sean
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  • BlackBerry Limited
  • BlackBerry (Smartphone)
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Computer Industry
Target audience
adult
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the untold story behind the extraordinary rise and spectacular fall of Blackberry
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Losing the signal : the untold story behind the extraordinary rise and spectacular fall of Blackberry, Jacquie McNish, Sean Silcoff
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Reach for the top -- Enchanted forest -- Staying alive -- Leap -- Spreading the Gospel -- Top this -- El Camino -- Game of phones -- Rocket docket -- The Jesus phone -- Storm -- Offside -- Disconnect -- Goat rodeo -- Fault lines -- Waterloo Spring -- Hanging up
Control code
ocn887848291
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9781250060174
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2015012152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)887848291
Label
Losing the signal : the untold story behind the extraordinary rise and spectacular fall of Blackberry, Jacquie McNish, Sean Silcoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reach for the top -- Enchanted forest -- Staying alive -- Leap -- Spreading the Gospel -- Top this -- El Camino -- Game of phones -- Rocket docket -- The Jesus phone -- Storm -- Offside -- Disconnect -- Goat rodeo -- Fault lines -- Waterloo Spring -- Hanging up
Control code
ocn887848291
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9781250060174
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2015012152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)887848291

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