When a company's CEO dishes out some solid and harsh truth to its employees via the internal memo system, you know they have finally woken up. The company in question is Nokia, and the CEO being the recently appointed Stephen Elop who hailed from Microsoft's office once. Within the memo, he used the burning platform analogy as a reminder that the company is losing its market share.
Engadget - "The first iPhone shipped in 2007, and we still don't have a product that is close to their experience. Android came on the scene just over 2 years ago, and this week they took our leadership position in smartphone volumes. Unbelievable." This is just one of many, many pieces of stark knowledge allegedly dropped by recently-appointed Nokia CEO Stephen Elop -- formerly of Microsoft -- in a roughly 1,300-word memo to the company's employees that we've received today.
Throughout the long memo, Elop also highlighted the difficulty of developing the Symbian platform to meet the consumers' demands, and admits how Nokia isn't bringing its innovations as quickly as it should to the market. The memo is definitely worth a read, so if you're interested, click here for the full memo.