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It wasn't Elop that sank Nokia, it was Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo.

By the time Elop was announced as CEO in late 2010, Kallasvuo had already guaranteed Nokia was toast.

Just go back to the way Nokia was behaving, and what they were saying in 2007/2008 for easy proof of that.

"Nokia CEO calls Apple iPhone ‘niche product’"

http://macdailynews.com/2008/04/17/nokia_shares_slammed_in_w...

http://www.informationweek.com/mobile/nokia-ceo-disses-iphon...?

http://www.forbes.com/2007/02/12/nokia-kallasvuo-iphone-face...

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2007/1112/048.html




> Elop was a director of consulting for Lotus Development Corporation before becoming CIO for Boston Chicken in 1992,[3][7] which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1998

> In the same year, he joined Macromedia's Web/IT department[7] [...] from January 2005[10] for three months before their acquisition by Adobe Systems

> He was then president of worldwide field operations at Adobe, tendering his resignation in June 2006 and leaving in December,[12] after which he was the COO of Juniper Networks for exactly one year from January 2007 – 2008

This is not the CV of a man that I would hire for anything other than running a going concern into the ground.




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