Co-CEO of RIM, Mike Lazaridis, does not usually do interviews but the New York Times managed to snag one this weekend. Mike Lazaridis usually tends to be the visionary at RIM so I always try to pick apart what he says. According to the Times it was Lazaridis who was asking the questions at the interview:
Why is it that people don’t appreciate our profits? Why is it that people don’t appreciate our growth? Why is it that people don’t appreciate the fact that we spent the last four years going global? Why is it that people don’t appreciate that we have 500 carriers in 170 countries with products in almost 30 languages?
Mike finished off by saying:
I don’t fully understand why there’s this negative sentiment, and I just don’t have the time to battle it. Because in the end, what I’ve learned is you’ve just got to prove it over and over and over.
I really love that Mike has taken this approach. You can’t always try fighting back with words. It looks like Mike is letting products like the BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry OS 6.1 devices speak for themselves. Hopefully they do him proud!
I recommend checking out the full interview at the New York Times at this link. Let us know what you think in the comments!