Honesty at Nokia

Firstly, my apologies for the radio silence. I am going to try and put a bit more effort into my blog again.

I have recently come across this blog post on the WSJ, and was absolutely fascinated by the absolute honesty. With lines like: “The first iPhone shipped in 2007, and we still don’t have a product that is close to their experience.” True.

So who might be so bold as to make statements like that, and who is the “We” in this sentence? Well actually its the CEO of the company, Nokia’s Stephen Elop.

And who recorded this obviously secret conversation and is now spreading such slander across the web? Well actually no one. This was a memo sent to all Nokia employees.

For a business that is in the state that Nokia’s is in right now, I find this an incredible and highly credible exercise by management in driving a turnaround culture. Will be interesting to see what they do next.

Full text of the memo can be found at the WSJ on the link below.

http://blogs.wsj.com/tech-europe/2011/02/09/full-text-nokia-ceo-stephen-elops-burning-platform-memo/

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3 Comments on “Honesty at Nokia”

  1. Rosine Schlickum
    June 14, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    Got a Nokia, hate their service, what do you reccomend, should I get next?

  2. Chris Carmichael
    June 15, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

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