Ever since the release of the "Burning Platform" memo to all Nokia employees, the ex-Microsoft office head and now chief executive at Nokia, Elop polarized opinions. While initially some were trying to make a point that the CEO just brought up the truth, now, it’d be hard to find someone thinking that this was not one of the costliest mistakes of a chief executive ever made.
In a massive, 29,000-word breakdown of the management errors of Elop, Tomi Ahonen, ex-Nokia executive turned analyst, shows how the Nokia CEO misquotes ancient philosophers, collapses employee confidence and mind-bogglingly refuses to sell a device, even when he has proof that it would bring Nokia profits. We won’t spoil the whole thing and there is definitely some bias and hurt Finnish pride in Ahonen’s words, but the stubbornness and loudness with which he presented his case in the past year definitely deserves attention, now that Nokia is burning its last cash and literally on the verge of collapsing. Hit the source for an interesting read, and also check out Ahonen's comparison of MeeGo and Microsoft’s Windows Phone right after it.
What do you think, should Elop be fired or do we still need to wait to see Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 devices come and save the day?
source: Communities Dominate Brands