How giving up mobile phones saved Nokia – and why it’s ready to take over the world again

The future of the internet is the future of Nokia Text: Oskari Onninen Photography: Juha Törmälä Translation: Simo Vassinen The move was the finest one yet in the history of Finnish business, though no-one would believe it. Nokia issued a press release on the first of July in 2013. It had acquired the 50-percent share of Nokia Siemens Networks previously owned by Siemens. On the third of September another press release was issued: Microsoft would acquire a significant part of Nokia’s Devices & Services business area. In other words, the […]

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8 Statements How to Make Nordic Startup Ecosystems More Effective

I recently published a big literature review on entrepreneurial ecosystems for Demos Helsinki NAKED Approach project (Finns have a bit of a thing for cheeky abbreviations). The work offers a baseline understanding of the factors that shape high-tech startup ecosystems. GREAT STUFF but most of us don’t have time to shift through 58 pages working paper. Good news is that you can simply check out my slides from Success in the Hyperconnected World -event on 25 August 2016 at the Demos office. The presentation adapts key findings from the review into […]

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