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A NEW HAND ON THE WHEEL

SEPTEMBER 2010–JANUARY 2011

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Symbian was no longer competitive. MeeGo was in its infancy. Given the advantage Apple and Android had, could Nokia catch up?

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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 ...

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