∞ RIM Expose: Behind the scenes look at the paranoid leader

“Mike Lazaridis couldn’t imagine that consumers would be spending hours watching and streaming video to their devices, he couldn’t understand it,” the former exec continued. This is why we don’t see RIM excelling in spaces like camera technology, or displays — because the company never even attempted to anticipate the smartphone trends we’re seeing today. “RIM is a reactionary company.”

BGR’s Jonathan Geller takes an inside look at RIM and the culture at the company. Former executives describe Mike Lazaridis as being paranoid and having lost his touch and vision. He walks around RIM headquarters with bodyguards — seriously Mike?

And this is the guy the shareholders want running the company. This is an eye-opening story.