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[8]: Criminal?
by lucas_maximus on Thu 26th Sep 2013 19:00 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Criminal?"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

That isn't how you described your job previously. While it isn't on this thread, I have got a quite a memory and I will make certain assumptions about your role based on past information you have presented.

It is a picture into your life which you presented on here, not I. It isn't my fault that you didn't make it clear.

Edited 2013-09-26 19:03 UTC

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RE[9]: Criminal?
by Morgan on Thu 26th Sep 2013 19:10 in reply to "RE[8]: Criminal?"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

As I recall, previously I've said that I work in law enforcement. I'm not here to present my résumé, I'm here to discuss technology, like everyone else. It's only when some asshole questions my right to present an informed viewpoint do I feel the need to elaborate. I don't owe you an explanation but I gave you one so you would understand where I'm coming from, and you attack even that gesture.

You're about as loony as they come, mate.

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RE[10]: Criminal?
by lucas_maximus on Thu 26th Sep 2013 19:30 in reply to "RE[9]: Criminal?"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

As I recall, previously I've said that I work in law enforcement. I'm not here to present my résumé, I'm here to discuss technology, like everyone else. It's only when some asshole questions my right to present an informed viewpoint do I feel the need to elaborate. I don't owe you an explanation but I gave you one so you would understand where I'm coming from, and you attack even that gesture.


You made it sound before much like it was very much like IT. Don't have a go at me because you mis-represented yourself.

It pretty obvious to know what I do, because I say it plainly.

You're about as loony as they come, mate.


Fuck you then Morgan, because quite frankly you are having a go at me about how you represented yourself previously very differently. I was speaking to you as if I knew you and you were "okay".

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