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Against all odds : leading Nokia from near catastrophe to global success

Author: Jorma Ollila; Harri Saukkomaa; Richard Powell
Publisher: [Palmyra, VA] : Maven House, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this compelling memoir, Nokia's legendary CEO Jorma Ollila presents a riveting account of the inner workings of the company that created the global mobile revolution. CEO from 1992 to 2006, Ollila led Nokia from near catastrophe to become the world's leading mobile phone manufacturer. He built a company where visionary thinking and courageous decisions were combined with exceptional creativity and first-rate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)933590762
Named Person: Jorma Ollila; Jorma Ollila
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jorma Ollila; Harri Saukkomaa; Richard Powell
ISBN: 9781938548710 193854871X 9781938548727 1938548728
OCLC Number: 955545256
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: COVER; COPYRIGHT; CONTENTS; FOREWORD: By Jorma Ollila; FOREWORD: By Harri Saukkomaa; PREFACE TO THE U.S. EDITION; PROLOGUE: One Day in January 1992; PART I: LIFE BEFORE NOKIA; 1. A Small Town in Finland; 2. Where Does Self-Confidence Come From?; 3. The Birds and the Beatles; 4. The Day that Changed My Life; 5. International School; 6. Back to Finland; 7. Engineering Student; 8. Liisa Changes My Life; 9. Student Leader; 10. East and West; 11. Home and Family; 12. Escape from a Troubled Land; 13. The Hardest Choice of My Life; 14. International Banker; 15. Military Service. 16. A License to Finance17. I Move to Nokia; PART I I: A CHIEF EXECUTIVE'SEDUCATION; 18. Fresh and Eager; 19. The Last Days of Drowsiness; 20. Black Monday; 21. The Finance Director Gets Down to Work; 22. Spend, Spend, Spend; 23. Annus horribilis; 24. The Leader Departs; 25. Preparing to Lead; 26. The Finance Director Hits the Shop Floor; 27. Taking Production Seriously; 28. The Miracle of the Mobile; 29. The Nokia Brand Is Born; 30. A Telephone in an Envelope; 31. An Offer and a Reply; PART III: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE; 32. Life as a Chief Executive; 33. New Plans. 34. Values Underlie Everything35. A Black Hole; 36. The Future and the Past; 37. Markets in the West; 38. Sums on Scrap Paper; 39. Turning Off the Televisions; 40. The Five: A Different Way to Lead; 41. The Nokia Miracle?; 42. An Unforgettable Year; 43. Toward Baden-Baden; 44. A Year of Hell; 45. Who Is To Blame?; 46. Turning Weakness into Strength; 47. The World Becomes a Web; 48. Discussions of Public Policy; 49. What Do People Want?; 50. How to Lead a Global Nokia?; 51. Meeting the Media; 52. The Biggest; 53. Nokia in Finland, Finland in Nokia; 54. Toward the New Millennium. PART IV: GROWTH AND AN END TO GROWTH55. Profit Warning; 56. Timing Is Everything; 57. Is Everyone Safe?; 58. Nokia Needs Renewal; 59. Bill Gates Picks Up the Phone; 60. Back to Reality; 61. Reorganization Once More; 62. The Customers Strike Back; 63. Clams Are Predators; 64. Three Crises; 65. The Right Ideas, Some Wrong Assumptions, and Prisoners of Success; 66. Could Nokia Have Been a Software Company?; PART V: WHAT'S A CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR?; 67. The January Decision; 68. Twenty-One Years and a Few Months More; 69. What Did I Learn at School? ; 70. China is Different. 71. Agonies of a Chief Executive72. The Game Changes; 73. Difficulties in Germany; 74. A Tough Decision; 75. A New Leader; EPILOGUE; APPENDIX: Nokia's Financial Performance Indicators: 1992-2010; Share of Finland's GDP; Market Share; Market Price; Number of Employees; Mobile Phone Sales; PEOPLE INDEX; SUBJECT INDEX; ABOUT THE AUTHORS.
Other Titles: Mahdoton menestys.
Responsibility: Jorma Ollila & Harri Saukkomaa ; [translated from the Finnish by Richard Powell].

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In this compelling memoir, Nokia's legendary CEO Jorma Ollila presents a riveting account of the inner workings of the company that created the global mobile revolution. CEO from 1992 to 2006, Ollila led Nokia from near catastrophe to become the world's leading mobile phone manufacturer. He built a company where visionary thinking and courageous decisions were combined with exceptional creativity and first-rate engineering, leading to phenomenal growth. Follow Ollila's personal and professional journey, where you'll learn about the fine line between stratospheric success and disastrous failure.

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