CEO Teardown: BlackBerry-Maker RIM's Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie

CIO.com's "teardown" slideshow series picks apart tech's most infamous CEOs. Today, it's BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion's (RIM) co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie who take a turn on the ol' chopping block.

Tech geeks love to know everything about their gadgets, from the material used to construct the casing to the size of the hard drive, processor speed and beyond. In that vein, we at CIO.com have already "torn down"—a la iFixit—some of technology's hottest head-honchos, including Steve Jobs, Steve Ballmer, Larry Ellison and Mark Zuckerberg.


The following slideshow is dedicated to breaking down RIM President and Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis and his partner in cRIMe, Co-CEO Jim Balsillie. And we're not pulling any punches on these CEOs just because there are two of them.


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