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Friday, January 26, 2007

2007, a time for change. Leaving Yahoo

Since late last year I decided to leave Yahoo. I will take a bit of time off to play with the girls, hangout with my wife and meet friends. During spring we plan to complete a big Lego City project we decided to build. A city the size of a door is being built. Complete with a castle, canal, church, some family homes and high street with shops. When not Legoing, I will think about the future of mobility, convergence and internet, so if you want to have a chat, send me a mail or call my mobil. You find latest contact info in the about me page. I am mostly in London during spring. I will be in Barcelona for 3GSM. Later in the spring I will do a trip to US among other saying goodbye to my friends at Yahoo Sunnyvale.

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Best wishes Christian... and stay in touch (blogging)...


Posted by: C. Enrique Ortiz at Jan 26, 2007 7:21:35 PM

going back to Nokia? BTW: is Russell Beattie still at Yahoo?

Posted by: Mobile Phone Fan at Jan 26, 2007 8:54:28 PM

Sorry to see you go and sorry we never got to work on anything together. This company is too damn big!

Best of luck on the Lego city. I know of an interesting stealth mode startup that could use someone with your talents. Drop me a line when you come visit Sunnyvale.

Posted by: Ian Kennedy at Jan 26, 2007 11:27:16 PM

man, this was a quick trip at yahoo! - what went wrong...

Posted by: tim at Jan 27, 2007 12:42:58 PM

All the best for Cride in the future. Remember that there are big number of mobile internet enthusiasts here in Finland who share the same passion and are on the same mission as you have been. It is still worth it, we believe :-).

Posted by: Minni at Jan 31, 2007 10:38:10 AM

good luck mate! hope you make it back to Nokia one of these days. UI is going to be the next revolution to come to hand sets.

Posted by: Stefan Constantinescu at Feb 1, 2007 9:24:01 PM

Treffataanko Barcelonassa ? Olen S60 standilla (info), piipahda siellä jos vaan ehdit!

Posted by: carita at Feb 2, 2007 9:37:03 AM

I read from moconews today that Juha Varelius (ex Yahoo! VP for Mobile, also based in London), joined EveryPoint... and now I read on your blog, you too have left Yahoo... hmmm...

All the best... :-)

Posted by: mika li at Feb 4, 2007 7:07:19 AM

Mielenkiinnolla seuraan, mitä tapahtuu seuraavaksi. Lykkyä tykö.

Posted by: rns at Feb 8, 2007 1:35:09 PM

Currently in Oxford flying for Stanford and Stanford Sat 21 '07 and from there moving on to Berkeley on Wednesday, back in Finland April 30. Are you in London or Sunnyvale?

Posted by: Antti Ainamo at Apr 20, 2007 2:46:09 PM

Dear Mr. Christian Lindholm!

It's so amasing to see you blogging.

We know that this letter is one out of thousands of invitations, requests and other appeals you usually get. Nevertheless we
sincerely hope that you will read this letter to the end. As a wise man said “…even an ant can be a herald!”

This year we are organizing the third annual international business conference in Minsk, Belarus. For two days 250 owners and top
managers from different cities and countries come to Minsk driven by the wish to listen to or to share something new in business!

Our goal is to create an annual “working platform” for all who has something new and profound to share to be able to discuss the
most acute and critical problems of the modern management. We want to break the regional boundaries! We strive for the conference to
be an interesting site for real management gurus to come and participate, as we are sure that the world is getting too small and the
chances of each talented person in the global market have significantly risen. We truly believe that a new word and new ideas are
born not in London or New York only…

The major objective of this year conference is to get orientated in the world of competition that is starting to take place and
develop in the Belarusian market. Thus the main topic of the conference will be is the modern competition, its challenges and
bounds, new dimensions, methods and techniques. We want to present a broader look at the competition: from the competition of ideas
to the competition of territories as we consider the competitiveness to be one of the most important success indicators for the
modern business unity. There will be concepts, instruments and know-hows in the area of business competitiveness promotion presented
during the conference.

We believe that your participation in our conference would be a true present for all participants because you are really a legendary person!

So we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate in the Third international business conference “Top
management: challenges and bounds of competition” that is to be held in Minsk from November 30th to December 1st, 2007. The
organizers of this event are two leading companies in organizational consulting and business education: Key Decisions Consulting
Company (Minsk) and IPM Business School (Minsk).

The least we can promise you is the attention of several hundreds of interested listeners as well as bright opponents and
interlocutors who can become your friends in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and the Baltic countries.

It will be an honor for us to see you as a participant of the conference. You can choose the format of your participation according
to your interests: it can be a report in the plenary session, a master class, a workshop or any other form that you prefere.

Attached is the information about the companies organizing the conference.

With best regards,
Natalia Kovzik,

head of the conference department,
Key Decisions Consulting company,
Minsk, 4th Zagorodnyj per, 58b, office 319
cell. +375-17-210-24-16, +375-17-228-29-08, +375-17-256-90-43, +375-17-256-90-44

Posted by: Natalia Kovzik at Jul 18, 2007 4:23:48 PM

I have just sent you a mail, We are interested to visit your country for two weeks holiday but there non of your embassy here what can you pls assist us ? These could open a big opportunity for us both.

Posted by: Kingsley at Nov 17, 2007 5:32:10 PM