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Jan 26, 2007, 16:00 (7 Talkback[s])
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"In the fall of 2001, top executives at IBM Corp. realized they had a major problem on their hands. Something was happening to their industry that the technology giant could neither control nor predict. When you're IBM, this is not a feeling that goes over well. Big Blue didn't get its nickname--or, for that matter, its $105 billion worth of assets--by going with the flow (all currency in U.S. dollars).

"The problem soon landed on Joel Cawley's desk. In a company packed with brains, Cawley's job as vice-president of corporate strategy is to figure out new ways for IBM to think. He's like a mechanic wandering the aisles of a hardware store, searching for gadgets to fill out his tool box--except he has a budget in the millions and his store is the entire world..."

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