Posts Tagged ‘ceos’

Ed Goes To China

‘Here I am in China for the big event,’ Ed confides to his diary, ‘with my assorted crew of government people from the US, EU, UN and China governments, our Nobel Laureate  from our Foundation, scruffy types from the weather forecasting organisations, the CEOs of our more important manufacturing partners…

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Ed Goes East

‘The Brats are on the phone again today banging on about our assembly and test costs,’ Ed’s diary reads, referring to the 20-something year-old, super-sharpies employed by his company’s private equity owners to monitor his performance…

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Ed Threatens A CEO

‘So far so good with my “No Poaching” initiative to get the leading companies to agree not to employ eachothers’ engineers,’ Ed confides to his diary, ‘ the CEOs of the big companies have all agreed to it on a personal, zero-paper trail, handshake basis…

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Focus Freescale

Freescale is to focus its activities in 2013, CEO Gregg Lowe tells Reuters.

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Fable: The CEO Who Had A Good Idea

A CEO and a genius engineer were once a plane together and the CEO suggested to the engineer that a handheld calculator would kick-start the fledgling IC industry at a time when total worldwide  semiconductor production was around $2 billion…

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Wacky Valley

Silicon Valley is buzzing again with 42,000 jobs added last year according to Joint Venture Silicon Valley, and with the average engineering salary topping $100,000, according to Forbes…

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CEOs See The Bright Side

Semiconductor CEOs are making positive noises again. Samsung, Renesas, Qualcomm and AMD say they expect growth in Q4 – against analysts’ expectations of a Q4 dip…

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US Big-Wigs Bemoan Lack Of Interest In Engineering

Interesting to see these top chaps in the US bemoaning the lack of interest in engineering shown by US youngsters. Not one of these glitterati ever mentions the lack of rewarding careers for many engineers in the US…

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Is Your CEO A Psychopath?

Apparently 4% of CEOs are psychopaths. That’s 4x the percentage of psychopaths in the population as a whole. Thanks to Robert Hare there is a check-list for judging if someone is a psychopath e.g. he enjoys firing people, he lies, lacks guilt or remorse, has an inflated…

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The CEO Talks Bollox As The Share Price Collapses

Amazing the bollox these top chaps talk. Here’s the new boss of Nokia saying in Barcelona that Nokia’s battle with Apple and Android is ‘a war of ecosystems’. Silly ass - it’s a war of phones…

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