6 Amazingly Arrogant Quotes From Tech Execs

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You might remember BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins’ comment from earlier this week claiming that the tablet industry will be doomed in five years. This, like other statements from tech CEOs throughout the years, makes absolutely no sense. In fact, a report from the IDC directly contradicted Heins, proving that the tablet industry is continuing to surge.

“In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore,” he said to Bloomberg. “Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a good business model.”

Soon after, Heins’ comments went from ignorant to arrogant.

“In five years, I see BlackBerry to be the absolute leader in mobile computing—that’s what we’re aiming for,” he said. “I want to gain as much market share as I can, but not by being a copycat.”

Heins is far from being the first tech industry CEO to utter conceited and somewhat delusional remarks to the media. Here’s a roundup of six blatantly arrogant quotes from tech company leaders over the years.

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Lisa Eadicicco
Lisa Eadicicco, LAPTOP Staff Writer
Lisa has been reporting on all things mobile for Laptopmag.com since early 2013. When she’s not reviewing gadgets, she’s usually browsing patent databases or interviewing experts to track down the hottest tech trends before they even happen. Lisa holds a B.A. in Journalism from SUNY Purchase and has contributed to The International Business Times, The New York Daily News and Guitar World Magazine.
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  • Giovanni Says:

    I don't have a clue on the specific subject, but I'd just like to observe that as of now we are all just as ignorant as he is about what will happen in five years' time. The fact that the market continues to surge *a week on* doesn't say much about the remaining 5*52-1 weeks. Hence IMHO characterizing him as ignorant suffers from the very same ignorance. Why couldn't he be right?

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