Author: Jim Verquist

  • BlackBerry: the movie that tells the wrong story

    BlackBerry: the movie that tells the wrong story

    The story of BlackBerry shows how fast a world-beating tech company can fail. Sadly, the movie tells the wrong story. The movie tells the story of a brilliant founder and his loyal lieutenant getting burned by Jim Balsillie and the other jerks Balsillie brought in. The real story is how a brilliant founder let his…

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  • BlackBerry’s corporate rebel story

    BlackBerry’s corporate rebel story

    You remember BlackBerry, right? The original smartphone. Back in the day, Gary Klassen was a software engineer working at BlackBerry. This was years before the iPhone. When BlackBerry was the must-have device. Taking the world by storm. One day Gary had an idea that he thought could be really big for his company. He knew…

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  • What are corporate rebels?

    What are corporate rebels?

    Corporate rebels are the employees who skip the part where you are supposed to ask permission. When they have a big idea for the company, they just quietly start working on it. Corporate rebels still do their regular job. But they also work on their unofficial skunkworks project. Whenever they can free up some time.…

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  • My Story: The Corporate Rebel Model

    My Story: The Corporate Rebel Model

    There are several prominent innovation models. The Lean Startup model, Disruptive Innovation, Blue Ocean Strategy, and the like. But none of these theories have proven successful in practice. Countless corporate innovation teams have put the theories to work. Not a single billion-dollar breakthrough. I set out to create a better model. Here’s the story. Silicon…

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