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February 04, 2014


Interested to know


Other than you and few other bloggers, no one in the tech press realized what an idiot Elop was, even as he actively destroyed one of the biggest companies in the world.

I guess I must be getting older because the idea that the press can be so easily manipulated is quite scary.

Steven Hoober

Just read an article from last month in ACM journal that discussed the future of Microsoft briefly... and referred to Elop (as possible candidate) as incapable of stopping Nokia's decline.

Even fairly technical, analytical press believes the PR spin and somehow won't blame him for the downfall.

Timo M

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I have often wondered why Elop's contemporary, Léo Apotheker, who by incident was also a candidate for Nokia CEO (nothing is too silly anymore in business), does not get the same "could not stop the company's decline" treatment in the press. Only reason probably is that he got fired a lot sooner than Elop. Perhaps if he had totally run HP to the ground and sold the devices unit to Lenovo, he would have kinder treatment in the press, rather like Elop.

Tomi T Ahonen

Ok good.. :-) I still think I say potato you say tomato.. :-)

Tomi T Ahonen

... well that didn't last long. You know who you are. Don't try that again or I'll block you here too. And you know what that means - I go and delete every comment you ever made. Don't tempt me. I was in a good mood earlier today.

Singled Grumpy Old Dude

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