mike lazaridis gets it

Inc. magazine has a piece on 26 most fascinating entrepreneurs. There’s Craig Newmark (for putting the free in free markets) and Mike Lazaridis, who really get it:

Mike Lazaridis, whose company launched the BlackBerry in 1998, developed his philosophy of innovation as an intern at Ontario’s Control Data in the early 1980s. He often saw the engineers butt heads with the marketing department.

“The kiss of death is when you allow marketing to dumb down innovations”

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