The father of mobile phones: Östen Mäkitalo

Published by on mars 14, 2008 at 8:10 f m

osten_makitalo1.jpgOn this photo the innovator of the mobile phone, together with my mobile and me. Östen is a legend; he did get one more price at Competence Award (Kompetensgalan). In his thanks speech did he point out that before the mobile phone, was there only 1 billion phones. But now are there 4 billion mobile phones in the world! I did ask him why so many mobile phones, and he answer simple, where you are is the place where you need to call from (good point).

On my question about how it is to be an innovator in a big corporation and success, he gave a point that will stay with me forever:

It’s easier to get forgiveness than to get permission.
Östen Mäkitalo, The father of mobile phones