Daily Archives: September 10, 2010

John Gapper

As Robert Andrews of Paid Content notes, the appointment of Stephen Elop as Nokia’s new chief executive included a Sarah Palin-esque moment in which he emphasised his natural links with the Finnish company because he is Canadian:

“That process has been greatly assisted by my heritage. As you may know, I’m a Canadian citizen, you may also know that Canada and Finland share the Arctic Circle, that’s something that holds me in good stead as I move forward.”

Depending on your point of view, this is either a laughable cover story or a highly inventive attempt to get around the fact that Nokia is reaching outside its Finnish roots and culture to rescue itself from its current malaise. Read more