Wednesday, March 26, 2008

MOTOrola down the drain

(or one of the stars falls from the sky)

Is quite unusual to hear harsh comments about the managing board (or CEO for that matter) of a big company, but today you just got lucky :-) Lets taste a bit the chilli(ng) MOTO sauce:

  • entire profit machine was run by the company's CMO -- not the rest of the company's executives, who are as inept now as they have ever been
  • Zander, who seemed to care more about his golf score
  • apparently different from the rest of the incompetent senior executive
  • Your lack of understanding of the consumer side of Motorola... shows how much you value the safety of your incompetence
Affirmations made by the man (Numair Faraz) who stood behind the CMO during the golden RAZR days.

PS. makes you wonder who the h-ll is running those heavily traded companies, or how inept to be in order to spin off 2/3 of your company, when prior art/FreeScale shows you failing?

PPS. or why the f--k should you care when you can get a $30M golden parachute for dismissal?!

Google (board) starts being Evil

Quote from Blogoscoped:

Google’s filing with the US Securities and Exchange commission reads:

Q: How does the board of directors recommend that I vote?

A: ... (4) “AGAINST” the stockholder proposal regarding Internet censorship, and (5) “AGAINST” the stockholder proposal regarding the creation of a Board Committee on Human Rights.

Guy Kawasaki in The Art of The Start was recommending a simple (yet powerful) mission statement (mantra in his terms) for startups/companies.

Here's one you can use with whatever your company is into: Bullsh-t as Usual (just 3 words, applies to 9 out of 10 companies, be it G or the small shop around the corner)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Sniper position for rent during NATO Summit

tim, tim, KaBoom almost made my day (quote with my italics):

From my terrace you have a clear view of the People’s House where the NATO 2008 Summit will take place between 2nd and 4th of April. I’m renting out space for whatever needs you might have: TV crew, sniper, etc.


- each spot has 1m width

- multiple spots available

- 24/7 access to the terrace

- soft drinks and snacks included

- access to a bathroom and storage facility (limited availability)

Price: 5000 EUR / spot / day

For preferred positioning a 25% surcharge will be applied (first come first served basis).

Only one person is allowed for every spot purchased. Additional persons are charged at 500 EUR / person / day for a maximum of 3 persons / spot.

Outside NATO summit period you get a 50% discount for all services.

Full prepayment is required one week in advance to book a spot. I can take Cash, VISA/Mastercard via PayPal or Bank transfer in Romania or offshore account.

Serious inquiries only.

also in original. I guess he might end up seeing some blue eyes before April :|

Later update: well, there is quite a view (also from above) to the main parking (North) entrance of the building; the official entrance is the one from the East...