Otellini Forgets He's CEO, Thinks He's An Economist
His comments were over-the-top.
If Otellini wanted to make a comment about the economic climate he could have said Intel is fully aware of what's happening in the global economy then highlighted steps Intel were taking to deal with it - then shut up.
The comment "if you think the recession is bad now, a year from now will be worse", did nothing to clarify how Intel was prepared for the future.
Apparently Intel's own staff may have had some concern on Otellini's remarks as the very next day Forbes ran a piece with Maloney delivering exactly the message Otellini should have said.