1. Arrested IBM Sr VP Robert (“Blabber Mouth”) Moffat pleaded guilty to insider trading on March 29, 2010.
[For a history and commentary on Blabber Mouth’s arrest on insider trading charges, please click on web menu "Moffat's Friend" and “Epiphany 1 & 2”.]
It will be very interesting to see if Blabber Mouth’s former #2 status at IBM is addressed at all during the Annual Stockholder Meeting.
2. Will the impact of the January 11, 2010 NYC Federal IBM Apartheid trial be mentioned and explained ?
[Click on web menu “IBM Apartheid Trial Info” and “The Bad, Worse & Ugly”.]
3. Will there be an update of the CDC-NIOSH IBM cancer study ? Does the prospect of release of those findings make IBM’s Execs’ and Board members’ knees knock ?
[Click on web menu “A Widow’s Wish List” and “NIOSH IBM Cancer Study”.]
4. Will Samuel (“Big Sam”) J. Palmisano’s retirement plans be broached ? Big Sam is the Big Fish in the Big Blue Pond. Who will fill his void ?
A FATEFUL SCENARIO
For the last 3-5 years IBM has been gluttonously merging, purchasing, partnering, and signing contracts, ad nauseum. The backfired Sun deal would have been The Zinger !
[Click on web menu “IBM Sun Micro - Farce ?”.]
Who can keep a finger on that many pulses ??? The dizzying rate of acquisitions leaves everyone’s head spinning. (Type in “IBM acquire” and similar terms into any search engine, after you take your blood pressure medicine, and when you have 48 open hours !)
Who’s on 1st …
IBM is just a heartbeat from chaos. Remember that you read it here first !
The collapse of IBM would be worse than the near collapse of the world banking system in 2008/2009.
Rationale: A lot of people know how to manage and operate banks. Only 2 men know how to manage and operate 21st century IBM - The Big Blue Blimp. One man is grooming to become Madoff’s cell mate. The other man would do well to keep his eye on the SEC, DOJ & FBI !
[Click on web menu “1st Arrest, Not Last“, “Open Letter” and “IBM Execs Cash Out”.]
God help us all !!!
Bless the execs and large investors of IBM with a gift copy of Denial: Why Business Leaders Fail to Look Facts in the Face — And What to Do About It by Richard Tedlow, a Harvard University Business School professor.