Execspeak singularity: the spectacular bullshit of Blackberry's CEO

It takes a top-notch MBA and years of training to be able to improvise and enunciate statements like this 2010 gem: "I'm going to really frame our mobile architectural distinction. We've taken two fundamentally different approaches in their causalness. It's a causal difference, not just nuance."

No wonder the job creating class is so handsomely compensated.

Jim Balsillie, the co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIMM) (RIM), has a different approach. When he came through New York on Sept. 24 to introduce the BlackBerry PlayBook, his company's answer to the iPad, Balsillie wore a gray suit and a tie covered with ducks. Kicking off a visit to Bloomberg Businessweek, he said: "There's tremendous turbulence in the ecosystem, of course, in mobility. And that's sort of an obvious thing, but also there's tremendous architectural contention at play. And so I'm going to really frame our mobile architectural distinction. We've taken two fundamentally different approaches in their causalness. It's a causal difference, not just nuance. It's not just a causal direction that I'm going to really articulate here—and feel free to go as deep as you want—it's really as fundamental as causalness."

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[Diane Brady and Hugo Miller/Bloomberg]

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