With Friends Like This, Who Needs Enemies?

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In an article generally praising Checkpoint Technologies CEO Gil Shwed, Shlom Greenberg writes:

Shwed is unquestionably one of Israel’s best entrepreneurs and managers. He took a technology idea, applied it, and then became the leader in the emerging sector on Main Street. Few people can do this, and he did it in a way that can hardly be compared. He is definitely a member of the same cadre as Comverse Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: CMVT) founder Kobi Alexander, the Zisapel brothers, and Retalix Ltd. (Nasdaq: RTLX; TASE: RTLX) president and CEO Barry Shaked, men who turned ideas into successful products on Main Street.

Uhm, Shlo, you mean this Kobi Alexander? One of the most famous financial fugitives in the world? That’s probably a comparison Israeli tech-chief executives can do without.
And, in related news, our little brother AboveTheLaw tells us that Wesley Snipes is apparently still a fugitive in Namibia.

Wake up call for Check Point
[Globes Online]

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