I saw it happen all 2011 not only at RIM, but with executives I made contact with at Netflix ( NFLX). They're almost like domestic abuse victims; if they just give it more time or half-acknowledge, partially address the problem a bit longer, things will change. They can only get better. But the Intel exec isn't the only one. Everybody thinks I'm nuts for suggesting Intel ditch the standard routine of hiring an executive search firm and promoting from within or hiring -- hey, hey, hey -- a division head from Hewlett Packard ( HPQ) or a former president from -- gasp -- Motorola Mobility. These comprise the majority of options compiled by Arik Hesseldahl of All Things D. Sadly, Hesseldahl doesn't see the two most exciting names on the list -- former Apple ( AAPL) executive Scott Forstall and ex- Microsoft ( MSFT) Windows President Steve Sinofsky -- as good fits for the gig. That's depressing. In fact, these two names should be the most "conservative" ones that come up. It's pretty straightforward; I'm convinced we have two worldviews colliding here. There's the perspective that looks at Intel and says they just need some product tweaks to better compete and muscle their way into mobile relevancy for example. Go out and hire "a seasoned executive" who has silicon coming out of his or her ears.