Microsoft's secret 128 page illustrated book for new Nokia employees revealed

Microsoft acquired Nokia's smartphone division a few weeks ago, and with that move it also added 25,000 new employees to its work force. Today, a new report reveals Microsoft gave all those new team members a very cool, and until now secret, gift in the form of a 128 page book titled simply "One".

The Verge reports that Microsoft and Nokia got UK-based TCOLondon to create the book, which was designed to show all those new employees that the two companies actually share a history of technological innovation. Beyond that, the book itself is beautiful, with the article showing that TCOLondon spared no expense in making a product with some impressive production values and illustrations. In other word, this publication was not some dull worker's manual but a true celebration of Nokia and Microsoft's histories.

There's no word on just how much money was budgeted for the production of the book, but since it has a limited print run, we can imagine that it's already a collector's item. Indeed, The Verge's report claims Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gave a copy of the book to Finland president, Sauli Niinisto, during a recent visit to that country.

Source: The Verge | Image via The Verge

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