Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Sep 2013 11:44 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Finland is boiling with rage this weekend over the $25 M bonus payment the CEO Stephen Elop is set to receive as he leaves Nokia after his two-year tenure. Questions are now being raised by the oddest aspect of the bonus: the board of Nokia seems to have given Elop a $25 M incentive to sell the handset unit cheaply to Microsoft way back in in 2010. This effectively means that the board hired a man who was given a giant carrot to drive down Nokia's overall valuation and phone volumes while preparing a sale to Microsoft. What could possibly be a reason to structure Elop's original contract in this manner? Did the board in fact end up promising Elop more compensation in case he sells the phone division than if he runs it with modest success?

Vindication. We were right all along.

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RE[4]: Comment by Nelson
by Radio on Tue 24th Sep 2013 19:45 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Nelson"
Radio
Member since:
2009-06-20

Nokia the phone company is dead. They exited the market. They lost.

Next week, Nelson will explain us how Germany won both World Wars.

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RE[5]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Tue 24th Sep 2013 21:07 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

The Lumia brand, services, 32,000 employees, and over 8,000 patents have been sold to Microsoft.

There will be Lumia phones next year and the year after that, how is that a loss?

Only in your very peculiar brain could that be construed as a loss.

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RE[5]: Comment by Nelson
by Morgan on Tue 24th Sep 2013 23:10 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Nelson"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Next week, Nelson will explain us how Germany won both World Wars.


Of course he won't, silly! That has nothing to do with stock prices. ;-)

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RE[6]: Comment by Nelson
by shotsman on Wed 25th Sep 2013 07:32 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Nelson"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

Nelson will just turn his 'blind eye' towards that thorny question.

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