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For 20 years, the hyper-competitive Jim Balsillie has been the driving force behind Research In Motion Ltd., pushing the company’s BlackBerry to the far corners of the world and battling just about anyone who dared get in the way.
Now, after a dramatic shakeup in the company’s leadership, the question for one of Canada’s most prominent businessmen becomes: What’s next?
It’s hard to imagine RIM without him – in many ways, he became the face of the company, typically leading quarterly conference calls with analysts and popping up in exotic locations to tout the latest RIM innovation. For Mr. Balsillie, being reduced to...