Stephen Elop

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An offshore rig on fire. The metaphor of a burning platform is often employed by chief executives  to highlight to staff the threats facing their businesses.

Fear can be a dangerously double-edged tool. If you have recently scrambled to book a coronavirus vaccination, you know how fear can prompt urgent, ne(...)

When Stephen Elop likened Nokia to a burning platform, he spoke the truth. Yet it was a disaster. Photographer: Jin Lee/Bloomberg

About a year ago a friend landed a grand job running a medium-sized company. A few weeks in, I had lunch with him and he told me he was having a prett(...)

Microsoft reported its largest-ever quarterly net loss, hurt by a $7.5 billion writedown after the purchase of Nokia’s handset unit failed to rescue (...)

Satya Nadella, chief executive of Microsoft. The company is to cut almost 8,000 jobs

Microsoft plans to cut as many as 7,800 jobs and write down about $7.6 billion on its Nokia phone- handset unit, wiping out nearly all of the value(...)

 Mark Penn, a former Democratic campaign strategist now serving as chief strategy officer for Microsoft, is one of four executives leaving the software giant. He is leaving to work in the private equity field. (Photograph: Matthew Ryan Williams/The New York Times)

Stephen Elop, the former top boss at phone-maker Nokia, is one of four high-level executives leaving Microsoft Corp as the company sharpens its focus (...)

The judges also commended Apple chief Tim Cook who was quoted as saying: “At the end of the day . . . this is a very key day for Apple”, thus combining two empty, clashing phrases. Photograph: The Irish Times

On New Year’s Eve, just before the final judging session of my 2014 Golden Flannel awards, I put out a last-minute plea on Twitter. What were the most(...)

Rather than dish out the bad news directly, the executive vice-president takes refuge behind a curious subjunctive: “We plan that this would result in an estimated reduction of 12,500 . . . employees.”

Barely 10 days old, Stephen Elop’s “Hello there” memo has already become a classic example of how not to fire people. It is a 1,110-word document s(...)

 Stephen Elop was appointed the company’s first non-Finnish head in 2010. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

No matter what way you look at it, the last few years have been tough for Nokia. Once the king of the smartphones, the company has seen its status dec(...)

Stephen Elop is set to head up Microsoft’s new devices business as the company completes its purchase of Nokia’s handset unit. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Microsoft has completed its acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services business, almost eight months after it first announced the deal. The ac(...)

Nokia’s chief executive Stephen Elop holds up the Nokia X at its unveiling at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 24th, 2014. Photograph: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

You have to admire Nokia. After resisting the lure of Android and opting to downgrade its own Symbian operating system in favour of Windows Pho(...)

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