Fredrik Idestam and Leo Mechelin were the founders of Nokia. Nokia started off making rubber products(believe it or not) tires, boots, and other items made of rubber. The company also started out as 3 companies but never actually merged because it was illegal at the time. The company was ran by Eduard Polon during this time. The company would eventually delve into electricity and consumer products. As the company grew the non conglomerate-conglomerate grew and sold many times of different products, from rubber tires, to military grade masks. Nokia also had to place cables in Russia after WWII as apart of war reparations, which later gave Nokia a foothold in the Russian telecommunications market. Enough blabbing, go check it out for yourself. Read about the history of Nokia. Click the link.
I was really impressed with the history of Zara. Zara is a retail store that was founded in 1975 by Amancio Ortega and Rosalía Mera. Zara doesn’t do any zero advertising. Zeeerrrrrro. They use what money they have to open a new store. Zara doesn’t send all of their clothing to sweat shops overseas, a great deal of their products are made in the country where they reside. Zara can change a product or fashion design within two weeks. They can come up with a product from concept to in the store in around 5 weeks….which is a month to and a week. If a product doesn’t sell within a few weeks they can it and bring out another product. Crazy, this company is. They broke all the rules especially in the fashion world, yet there extremely successful. So I guess what it all comes down to is believe. Well enjoy reading the History of Zara. Click the Link.