When entrepreneur Risto Siilasmaa became Nokia’s chairman in 2012, the company was a candidate for bankruptcy. In four years, he reinvented it as a profitable corporate dynamo. A seasoned planner, he details this transformation. Besides an engaging corporate history, Siilasmaa includes actionable advice, entrepreneurial leadership insights and his “paranoid optimism“ framework for business planning. He advises planning based on comprehensive data, careful analysis and “alternative future scenarios.” While noting that the author is reporting on his own accomplishments and those of his management team, he offers innovative leadership counsel, bold survival tactics and compelling management ideas.
In this summary, you will learn
- How Risto Siilasmaa used “paranoid optimism’ and scenario mapping to reinvent Nokia;
- How to use his 10 principles of entrepreneurial leadership; and
- How to make your own luck.
About the Author
Chairman, founder and former CEO of F-Secure Corporation, Risto Siilasmaa has been Nokia's board chairman since 2012. His co-author is Catherine Fredman.