Jim Balsillie
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"James Laurence "Jim" Balsillie" is a Canadians/Canadian businessman, philanthropist and co-founder and former co-CEO of the Canadian company Research In Motion ('BlackBerry'). He is also the founder of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Canadian International Council (CIC) and the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA). Following his retirement as co-CEO of RIM in January 2012, Balsillie assumed a director role on RIM's Board of Directors. In March 2012, he resigned from the Board due to strategic differences with RIM's new leader and CEO, Thorsten Heins, who abandoned the licensing strategy that Balsillie was pursuing. He served as a member of the United Nations Panel on Global Sustainability until 2012. In June 2013, the Government of Canada appointed Balsillie as the Chair of Sustainable Development Technologies Canada.

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The remainder of fiscal 2006 is shaping up to be extremely robust and we are on track to surpass $2 billion in annual revenue for the first time in our history.

Obviously, our business is growing and accelerating and strong.

They're a blatant imitator of Blackberry.

Is this a material development for Palm? Absolutely. Is it a material development for Microsoft? Very marginally. Is it a material development for RIM? No, not really. It doesn't really change any dynamic that we're dealing with whatsoever.

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