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Cameo Cinema St Helena, CA


Dr. Donald A. Moore

Professor, Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership and Communication, UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business

BlackBerry— Why do corporations decline?

This comedic mockumentary film about the rise and fall of the iconic smartphone isn’t just a tech and startup history lesson. It’s a story packed with lessons for any freelancer navigating the ever-changing tides of business and innovation.

How and why do corporations decline? UC Berkeley researcher Dr. Don Moore illuminates the psychological challenges that face all businesses and, in fact, virtually all human relations.

This event is part of our 2024 National Evening of Science on Screen.

Cameo Cinema St Helena, CA

Film Synopsis

The story of the meteoric rise and catastrophic demise of the world's first smartphone.

    A company that toppled global giants before succumbing to the ruthlessly competitive forces of Silicon Valley. This is not a conventional tale of modern business failure by fraud and greed. The rise and fall of BlackBerry reveals the dangerous speed at which innovators race along the information superhighway.

    Photo credit: IFC Films

    About the Speaker

    Don Moore is a professor and the Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership and Communication at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. He received his PhD in Organization Behavior from Northwestern University. His research interests include overconfidence—including when people think they are better than they actually are, when people think they are better than others, and when they are too sure they know the truth. He is only occasionally overconfident.

    His most recent book is Perfectly Confident: How to Calibrate Your Decisions Wisely.