Recruiting staff from vendors? You sure about that? #btot

An interesting couple of tweets from an ex-colleague @9600

Why do $BIGCORPs make senior hires of people previously at a major vendor critical to their operating cost base? Insanity!

I suspect he’s talking about the sales at Nokia…

he then adds

It’s highly likely they’ll have a strong vested interest in $VENDOR (stock) and are almost certainly at least wedded to their tech.

It’s an interesting point, and many of my colleagues will have noticed managers coming in from outside industry; making wide changes and leaving (cf. seagull management). If this happens with these sort of hires, you can then get stuck with $VENDOR solutions, while those who brought them in depart…

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