Nokia's new Chief Executive, Stephen Elo...Nokia's new Chief Executive, Stephen Elop speaks during a press conference on September 10, 2010 in Espoo, Finland. The world's largest mobile phone maker Nokia named a new software-oriented chief executive, Microsoft's Stephen Elop, to help it battle slumping profits and an eroding market share in the smartphone market. AFP PHOTO/LEHTIKUVA / Markku Ulander *** FINLAND OUT *** (Photo credit should read MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images) From “A memorandum by Nokia’s chief executive has delivered a blunt assessment of the company’s predicament, likening it to that of a man on a “burning platform” torn between being burnt alive and jumping into icy waters.”

You can read the full text of Stephen Elop’s memo at

Interesting times indeed.


— Terrence