About David J. Cord

David J. Cord spent fifteen years in the investment industry, as salesman, administrator and hedge fund manager. He has been a contributor to the Helsinki Times newspaper since its foundation, reporting on business and authoring its most popular column. He has also written for publishers as diverse as European CEO and the Finnish Foreign Ministry.

His first book, Mohamed 2.0: Disruption Manifesto, was published in 2012. Called ‘simply brilliant’ by Kauppalehti, it tells the story of Mohamed El-Fatatry and the rise and fall of the online social network Muxlim.

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Dead Romans is his second book, published in 2013. A mix of historical and literary fiction, Dead Romans is set in and around Ephesus in 166 AD. It consists of three intertwined stories of a shepherd slave boy, the emperor’s mistress and an aspiring writer. Shadowing the whole novel is the Antonine Plague which the Roman army brings back with them from the east. The plague causes havoc, society starts to break down, and there is a rush to flee the city.

The Decline and Fall of Nokia is David’s third book, released in the spring of 2014. Nokia’s fall from the pinnacle of the mobile phone industry was unprecedented in both its rapidity and its extent. Now for the first time the true, comprehensive story is told of the fall of Finland’s greatest company. The Decline and Fall of Nokia is based upon exhaustive research and dozens of interviews. Journalists, financial analysts, competitors, politicians, union leaders, technology experts and Nokia insiders – from modest engineers to the highest executives – have told their stories, given their private insights and expressed their opinions for the book.

An American by birth, David moved to Finland in 2005. He lives in Helsinki.

He can be reached at info at davidcord.com.