A NEW HAND ON THE WHEEL
SEPTEMBER 2010–JANUARY 2011
Symbian was no longer competitive. MeeGo was in its infancy. Given the advantage Apple and Android had, could Nokia catch up?
NOKIA’S FIRST NON-FINNISH, non-Nokia-bred CEO started work on September 21, 2010. From the outset, Stephen Elop brought a new sense of direction to Nokia and an outsider’s way of doing things.
As the head of Microsoft’s $19 billion Office business, Stephen had run one of the world’s largest, most profitable software businesses. Now 46, a stocky man with a shock of short ...