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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo's quote on Nokia's way of business

A recent article in Harvard Business Review quotes Nokia's CEO Kallasvuo on what he thinks is Nokia needs to do to keep ahead of the game:

Humility is a vital quality in a leader, just as it is for a company. Nokia, if it is to continue to prosper, has to be externally oriented. It must have the kind of humility that makes it listen to the customer and seek ideas from outside. It has to be humble in the face of complexity. Especially today, as the convergence of mobility and the Internet has everyone guessing, Nokia can’t be so overconfident as to believe its predictions are the best. Instead, we need to perceive changes as they occur and react the fastest. In a management team, that responsiveness is a product of diversity—managers must humbly accept that their own perspectives need to be broadened by others’.

I definitely like his perspective. And it's quite surprising just how many companies and leaders forget how important humility is!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Wirkle at Comsware

Varun and Lomesh are at Comsware in Bangalore, India right now demonstrating the enterprise solutions from Wirkle. Here's a picture...