Code names used during Nokia & MSFT acquisition talks

Nokia’s codename in the talks was Nurmi, named after Paavo Johannes Nurmi, the nine-time gold medal runner known as the “the Flying Finn.” Microsoft was dubbed Edwin Moses, for the American track-and-field athlete who won two gold medals in the hurdles.

Bloomberg

MSFT’s name suggests what they believe about themselves, the guys who overcome hurdles to win. Subtle but significant.

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