We are very happy to announce that rights to legendary CEO Jorma Ollila’s autobiography, Against All Odds: My Emotional Journey with Nokia (Otava 2013), have been sold in Taiwan to The Wind Publishing and in Estonia to Äripäev.
“This biography is a meticulously polished diamond…Ollila prepared his autobiography for ten years. Journalist Harri Saukkomaa has turned it into an entertaining story in the strongest possible bestseller style.”
– Columnist Unto Hämäläinen, Helsingin sanomat newspaper, Finland
Against All Odds, a first-person account of the rise and fall of Nokia, was Finland’s bestselling narrative nonfiction title in 2013, and was selected as one of the year’s most fascinating books by the influential Suomen kuvalehti magazine. It has sold more than 40,000 copies in Finland.
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Jorma Ollila, CEO of Nokia from 1992 to 2006, turned the company into the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturer. The book narrates Ollila’s personal and professional journey, exploring the fine line between stratospheric success and catastrophic failure, the nature of leadership – and the human element of business, including encounters with figures such as Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.
Praise for Against All Odds:
“Clearly and flowingly written, [Against All Odds] is a story of how Jorma Ollila views Nokia….An overarching theme is his appreciation for hard work and learning, which he learned from home. He approaches knowledge and science with great humility.”
– Helsingin sanomat newspaper, Finland
“Ollila’s biography paints a portrait of a hardworking and forward-looking man.
– Suomen kuvalehti magazine, Finland (“Books of the Year 2013”)
Original publisher: FINLAND, Otava
ESTONIA, Äripäev (Bonnier)
TAIWAN, The Wind Publishing
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