Rajeev Suri, Nokia’s Saviour?

April 29. Nokia appoints Rajeev Suri as its new Chief Executive. Rajeev who? Well, Suri is actually no stranger to Nokia as before his appointment he was then leading Nokia Solutions and Networks, the company’s network equipment unit before its handset business was sold to software giant Microsoft for over $7B. Incidentally, Suri’s another native…

Sprint, Still on a Turnaround?

Just about 4 years ago, we already heard of Sprint trying to make a turnaround. Now, it’s 2014 and they’re still talking about a turnaround?? No wonder why Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son met Sprint executives with yells last time out. What happened to their said customer-centric strategy? Customer experience. Build the brand. Conserve cash. Okay,…

Newsweek and its Turnaround Strategy

What’s Newsweek’s turnaround strategy again? Focus on “deep reporting” and investigative stories: “create your own weather if you must”? Well, this was actually quoted of its Editor-in-Chief Jim Impoco when the weekly news magazine planned on getting back on print after a 14-month hiatus. Incidentally, Newsweek then got into a controversy after a purported report…

Don Mattrick, Zynga CEO

There’s new chief in town – Don Mattrick, the new CEO of social gaming company Zynga. Well, well, well, if you check Mattrick’s tracks, clearly you’d see that he’s built a career in interactive entertainment. From DSI which he founded and that is known for racing and sports games to holding various leadership positions with…

Sharp: Live and Let Live

Japanese electronics, who used to be on top of the world, has been sliding these days – steadily losing money and even in danger of going bankrupt – among them is Sharp Corporation. What happened? Why, advancing technology? Even those outside the company understands this side of the competition – So? Leadership Deficiency. The primary…