Chuck Howitt

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BlackBerry Town

How high tech success has played out for Canada's Kitchener-Waterloo

The smartphone was an incredibly successful Canadian invention created by a team of engineers and marketers led by Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie. But there was a third key player involved — … 264 View
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Who Wants To Be Connected All the Time?

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Chuck Howitt details the early days of Mike Lazaridis’s career, including his time at the University of Waterloo and his budding relationship with Professor Mohamed Elmasry. 7 $0.70 Add
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Licence To Be Radical

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Examines the process Mike Lazaridis went through while choosing which university he would attend. Explains the history of the University of Waterloo, its technological facilities at the time and … 17 $1.70 Add
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Engineers for Hire

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Discusses the early staff additions at Research in Motion, most notably the addition of Jim Balsillie. Reviews the development of RIM during the late 1980s and early 1990s. 9 $0.90 Add
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Going Mobile

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Howitt details the creation and rollout of the [email protected] Pager 900. Examines the leadup to Research in Motion’s first smartphone. 11 $1.10 Add
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Riding the Rocket

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Howitt details Research in Motion’s rise to prominence and what that meant for Canadian business, particularly in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. 21 $2.10 Add
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Boomtown

From: BlackBerry Town

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Howitt describes Research in Motion’s continued success, specifically from the point of view of several of the company’s key employees. 17 $1.70 Add
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Silicon Valley North

From: BlackBerry Town

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Howitt examines the growth of Kitchener-Waterloo’s growing reputation as a tech leader from the perspective of several staff and executives of other tech companies in the area. 26 $2.60 Add
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Sharing the Wealth

From: BlackBerry Town

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Covers RIM and Jim Balsillie’s support of the University of Waterloo and the foundation and growth of Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). 16 $1.60 Add
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The Imports

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Covers RIM’s recruitment of new employees as the company continues its incredible growth. Specifically examines the case of Dietmar Wennemer and Mark Pecen. 13 $1.30 Add
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Muzzling the Media

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Howitt explains RIM’s rocky relationship with the media. Howitt draws from his experience as a reporter at the Waterloo Region Record and from the anecdotes of fellow reporter Matt Walcoff. 36 $3.60 Add
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Warning Signs

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Howitt asseses Research in Motion as its success is threatened by rival companies – most notably Apple’s iPhone. 16 $1.60 Add
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The Fall

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Examines BlackBerry’s precipitous fall, which evenutally resulted in Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie’s exit from the company. 17 $1.70 Add
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Silver Lining

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Howitt outlines the years following BlackBerry’s collapse, noting how many of the talented and educated tech workers BlackBerry was forced to lay off stayed in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, … 16 $1.60 Add
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Swinging for the Fences

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Howitt touches on the Unviersity of Waterloo and how it has developed into one of the most respected technology and business schools in Canada, in large part thanks to BlackBerry’s … 17 $1.70 Add
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Conclusion

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Howitt concludes his analysis of the Kitchener-Waterloo tech sector and how, despite its collapse, Research in Motion led the way to continued success. 5 $0.50 Add