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March 21, 2012



Hehe, that reminds me of intensive courses Nokia and Sonera gave at the Ammatikorkeakoulu in Forssa in 1999.

It just shows that what we see now was planned a long ago.

The only thing that we were shown on video at school and which is not widespread yet are the medical-related services (cellphone scans vital parameters and sends an alarm to the doctor in case of emergency)... the closest thing available on market being the Insmat Senior phone.

What about the next 10 years :
Mobile-money, mobile key-ring (for house & car), mobile transport-sharing systems, mobile ID and health monitoring?

David Doherty

Oh how time flys! Thanks again for the truly inspirational book.

It also has me thinking about the impact that the thought leadership and external knowledge sharing culture that existed at Nokia had on it's ability to go on to define the next decade.

Unfortunately success made them defensive and it's a shame as I think taking that approach again would really pay dividends now that there are so many rich digital communities that could be fueled by it.

Perhaps it's not too late - imagine the reform that you'd have to see in the cultures at Samsung or Apple before they'd let their execs openly share where they thought we were going in the next 10 years!

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