10 Reasons RIM's New CEO Won't Fix the Company
Research In Motion, at long last, has a new CEO in Thorsten Heins. The two men he replaces, Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, led the company through its most difficult times, and according to most investors, did nothing to help the firm weather the storm. Whether or not Heins will be able to change that, however, remains to be seen. If the "Bold Team" is any indication, the answer is probably no. The fact is, Heins sounds like more of the same at RIM, saying that although changes need to be made, he doesn't believe anything drastic must be done. What's worse, Heins says that he believes his company's current mobile strategy is working, and will continue to work, in the coming years. Unfortunately for Heins, he's just plain wrong. RIM is in deep trouble right now. And the more Heins talks, the more it might make some of the company's supporters believe he doesn't have what it takes to make the right moves to save RIM. Here's a look at why Research In Motion's new CEO Thorsten Heins won't be able to fix his ailing mobile company.