Rod McQueen

Rod McQueen Speaks About His Book - BlackBerry: The Inside Story Of Research In Motion

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Rod McQueen Speaks About His Book - BlackBerry: The Inside Story Of Research In Motion

[ This is a user contributed article that comes to us from Michelle Chau. Michelle was in attendence recently at the Rotman School Of Management where Rod McQueen, writer of Research In Motion: The Inside Story spoke. This is her take away write up from that event ]

Hey Crackberry fans! On Monday March 22, I had the opportunity to hear renowned journalist Rod McQueen speak about his new book Blackberry: The Inside Story of Research In Motion, at the Rotman School of Management in Downtown Toronto. Thankfully I work pretty close to the campus at the Reference Library a few blocks away and was able to get away early enough to make the event start time at 5 p.m. The atrium where Mr. McQueen would be speaking was already full of people. The enthusiastic crowd consisted of mostly older crowd , with more men than women. I only saw a handful of 20-somethings like me. It seemed to be a good mix of Rotman MBA students, business people, Blackberry fans (like me!) and tech entrepreneurs who are interested in hearing RIM’s story and seeing how they can apply it to their own burgeoning companies.

I have to say it was very fun for me to check out everyone’s devices as everyone was furiously typing away and playing with them before the event started. I did manage to talk to a few people I just happened to be sitting with so that was fun. Most of the crowd had Bold 9000s but I also saw a lot of 8830s and of course the well loved Curve 8300 series.