Tag Archives: Nokia

Nokia Phones Redux: An Ultra-Safe Return

Nokia is a shape-shifter of a company that has transformed itself many times in its 151-year history. It has been in forestry, lumber and pulp production; rubber, cable, radio, and electronics. It made mobile phones from 1982 to 2014, and while that’s a lifetime in the tech world, it accounts for just 21 percent of the […]

An Ex-Nokian’s Perspective On The Fall Of Nokia, And How Other Companies Can Avoid That Fate

A friend of mine forwarded me an interview that former Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo gave in March of last year in which he explained the company’s fall from dominance that happened on his watch. I took an interest for two reasons. I worked for Nokia, coincidentally for nearly all of Kallasvuo’s years at the helm. I, […]

Hello, Microsoft

After the outpouring of well wishes that so many readers shared following my “Farewell, Nokia” post, let me preface this week’s update by offering my appreciation to all of you who contacted me. I like to think that I enjoyed an even happier first week at Microsoft than my colleagues because you gave me an excuse to […]

Farewell, Nokia

Friday marked my last day with Nokia. Today, I join Microsoft as a part of the company’s massive purchase of Nokia’s devices business. Lurking right beneath the mechanics of the transfer – the processes, procedures, policies, buildings, and finances – are enough people to fill a small city. Think about how meaningful your first day at your […]

Cured Ham And No Sleep: How I Survived Mobile World Congress

Sebastian Junger used the term “The Perfect Storm” in his eponymous book to describe the confluence of several really powerful meteorological forces that produced the mother of all storms. Having just returned from Mobile World Congress, or MWC, I can attest to how apropos the expression is in describing the mobile industry’s largest annual conference in Barcelona. In […]

Three Tips For Achieving High Quality Consumer Engagement For Your App

Video: How The Internships Lens App helped one internship seeker land an offer Last week, Nokia and Internships.com launched an extension of the JobLens app for Lumia phones called Internships Lens. Like its forefather, Internships Lens combines a user’s social network, maps data, job postings from first-rate brands in career services, neighborhood demographics and tools […]

Microsoft’s Purchase Of Nokia In Perspective

Let me caveat this post with a critical admission: I work for Nokia. Readers rightly should interpret everything that follows with the understanding that even if I wanted to, I would be unable to offer objective commentary on the decision by Microsoft to purchase my employer’s Devices and Services business. Still, my mission is to […]