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Mike Lazaridis

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Mike Lazaridis
Background
Mike has Greek parents, but was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He is currently in Windsor, Ontario. He is 56 years old currently. Ever since he was young, he had a talent in sciences and is the founder of RIM.
tHE IDEA THAT GAVE BIRTH TO
Mike wanted to make communication more efficient in the world and had the brilliant idea of making a phone. This idea then sparked into the creation of the BlackBerry in 1999.
Entrepreneur IDOL
If you search up "Entrepreneur" in the dictionary, you will get a picture of Mike Lazaridis. Not actually, but it should because he has everything a successful entrepreneur has accomplished. He was able to form his small idea into a huge company.
nEEDS AND WANTS GRANTED BY BLACKBERRY
The BlackBerry phone was the solution to many people's needs and wants.
Bibliography
Bonikowsky, Laura Neilson, and Sasha Yusufali. "Mike Lazaridis." The Canadian Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Feb. 2017.

bLACKBERRY
tHE GENIUS iNNOVATION
Patent for BLACKBERRY
hOW mIKE USED THE OPPROTUNITY
hOW BLACKBERRY IMPACTED THE SOCIETY
MIKE THE ROLE MODEL showing the rewards of using his talents to make a positive contribution to society
oTHER fACTS
Needs:
Allowed people to communicate to others across long distances
Wants:
As the evolution of phones grew, apps and games started to feed the people's hunger for entertainment.
The BlackBerry is an innovation based off the first phones. It used their goal to make communication more efficient, and enhanced it.
From the beginning of RIM, Mike has patented numerous of his products. His most famous product being the BlackBerry phone.
After the extraordinary growth of the BlackBerry, Mike has continued to make more products for RIM and his business is still going strong.
The BlackBerry phone has changed society for the better. It allows people to easily communicate across long distances and keeps all necessities, like contacts and reminders, in a portable, small phone.
Mike built his success from the ground up and is an inspirations to all entrepreneurs. His story shows how talent and making right decisions can lead to helping the society, which efficient phones.
Mike was born given the name Mihalis
He has a wife, Ophelia Lazaridis
RIM has had numerous awards and achievements
Brown, Bob. "10 Fun Facts about RIM and the BlackBerry." Network World. Network World, 27 Jan. 2010. Web. 16 Feb. 2017.
Quantum Valley. "Mike Lazaridis." Quantum Valley Investments RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Feb. 2017.
Thanks for reading!
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