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donoreo
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Rogers Names a new CEO: not a cable guy!

Guy Laurence from Vodafone UK will be taking over in December.


elwoodblues
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That's going to be fun to watch,somebody who has no idea how the business works in Canada.


donoreo
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That can be a good thing.


OverrRyde

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reply to elwoodblues
said by elwoodblues:

That's going to be fun to watch,somebody who has no idea how the business works in Canada.

I'm sure he will be brought up to the standards fairly quickly...


elwoodblues
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No, because he'll listen to his vp's and/or advisers who are still part of the old "fuck the customer at any cost" mentality.


donoreo
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said by elwoodblues:

No, because he'll listen to his vp's and/or advisers who are still part of the old "fuck the customer at any cost" mentality.

Or not listen to them and do his own thing. It will not be until next year before we really see anything.


OverrRyde

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said by donoreo:

said by elwoodblues:

No, because he'll listen to his vp's and/or advisers who are still part of the old "fuck the customer at any cost" mentality.

Or not listen to them and do his own thing. It will not be until next year before we really see anything.

You really, honestly believe that?

For years we have been taking it up the you-know-what, and you think that a new CEO who is not familiar with the business model in Canada, would simply be allowed to change things and not listen to the VP's/Board?

No chance in hell!


loosedobbs

join:2006-06-13
Toronto
reply to elwoodblues
People raised same questions when our guy was appointed in UK.
As Don said this can be good thing. At least in the beginning.


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said by loosedobbs:

People raised same questions when our guy was appointed in UK.
As Don said this can be good thing. At least in the beginning.

Agreed! Change is always good, regardless! But we are talking of multi(billion?) dollar company that will take nothing less than more money to be satisfied.

French saying goes: "Plus ca change, plus c'est pareil"

Robrr

join:2008-04-19
Guelph, ON
"An automobile has about 10,000 moving parts, right? An airplane has two million, and it has to stay up in the air." (on being asked "How are you going to tackle something as complex and unfamiliar as the auto business when we are in such tough financial shape?")
Alan Mulally, 2007

I think a CEO who is not familiar with the Canadian market might just be a breath of fresh air.


Last Parade

join:2002-10-07
Port Colborne, ON
reply to donoreo
John Tory wasn't a cable guy either.


loosedobbs

join:2006-06-13
Toronto
reply to Robrr
said by Robrr:

"An automobile has about 10,000 moving parts, right? An airplane has two million, and it has to stay up in the air." (on being asked "How are you going to tackle something as complex and unfamiliar as the auto business when we are in such tough financial shape?")
Alan Mulally, 2007

I think a CEO who is not familiar with the Canadian market might just be a breath of fresh air.

I wonder the reporter asking this question always remain a reporter and never become a CEO. A Councillor or MPP may be.

That reminds a line I heard yesterday on TVO. You have no Canada experience. As if Microsoft Windows (or other things) in other parts of the world works differently than in Canada.

Anyway we will see very soon if capable or not.


elwoodblues
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They need a guy to run the company, I'm sure the HH they paid a small fortune to, said it was the right guy


HiVolt
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Well, shit sure went to hell under Nadir Mohammed...
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loosedobbs

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reply to donoreo
If the guy fails get ready for new price increases.


mlerner
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reply to elwoodblues
said by elwoodblues:

That's going to be fun to watch,somebody who has no idea how the business works in Canada.

Just means it'll take a little longer before the golf sessions rub off on him..


mlerner
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said by HiVolt:

Well, shit sure went to hell under Nadir Mohammed...

From the consumers perspective yes, however, in the business community he has dominated and become a case study in how to be a profitable Corporation. Even Ted himself couldn't generate as much.


HiVolt
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yeah, i meant from consumer perspective, naturally...
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Wolfie00
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reply to HiVolt
said by HiVolt:

Well, shit sure went to hell under Nadir Mohammed...

They don't have a dictionary?




mlerner
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LOL.. Oh man that's hilarious.


elwoodblues
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reply to Wolfie00
Thats just nasty wolfie


HiVolt
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reply to Wolfie00
Hahaha, that's priceless!!!
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creed3020
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reply to donoreo
That made me gag on my coffee. Just what I needed on a Friday morning

mr weather
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Post of the month! Well done, Wolfie00 See Profile!
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MFido

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reply to donoreo
check this out.

I see some changes coming to Rogers

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4UklkbHLDI


elwoodblues
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He's talking about the workplace, it has nothing to do with the Rogers mindset of extracting the maximum revenue from customers and screwing them over at the same time.


EUS
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reply to donoreo
They don't need a cable guy, because they're already well versed in screwing the cable consumer. New markets ahoy!
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MyrddinEmrys

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reply to donoreo
Think... Vodafone. This is Rogers step into the larger world of mobile, and what better action than retaining it someone like Laurence.


donoreo
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reply to elwoodblues
said by elwoodblues:

He's talking about the workplace, it has nothing to do with the Rogers mindset of extracting the maximum revenue from customers and screwing them over at the same time.

He is also apparently big on all times of change. He is a guy that shakes things up a bit. Some people at Rogers are concerned.


elwoodblues
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said by donoreo:

said by elwoodblues:

He's talking about the workplace, it has nothing to do with the Rogers mindset of extracting the maximum revenue from customers and screwing them over at the same time.

He is also apparently big on all times of change. He is a guy that shakes things up a bit. Some people at Rogers are concerned.

That still doesn't change the mindset, the front lines might be a little more flexible when it comes to dealing the consumer (which he apparently puts a high value on) but they have no power.

You have a board of directors and shareholders who are expecting you to increase profitably each and every quarter. There is no time for long term thinking any more, that's why you see companies like Dell that are now going private ,and the talks of BB doing the same thing. It gives them the time to fix the problems outside the spotlight of the "market".

Look how the "market" reacted to Apple's iphone 5C (basically the 5 in a plastic case)and lack of contract with China Telecom, they hammered the stock.

They don't care how innovative you are, they don't care how great the product is, its "SHOW ME THE MONEY" and that's why I think Guy Laurence won't do well. There is no time for "change".

Think what would happen if Ken Engleheart left, or some of the other senior VP's at Rogers(not to say that's a bad thing), that would affect stability, and the market would react quickly by dumping Rogers stock.

I'm going on a tirade here, but there is far to much control by a batch of guys sitting on a phone buying and selling stock(metaphorically speaking) for the profit on the spread. It needs to change or we're all doomed.
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