Dude, Where's My Strategic Partnership? Inside GoPro and Foxconn's Gnarly Culture Clash

Nick Woodman, founder and CEO of GoPro Inc., with a GoPro Hero 3+ camera in his mouth after ringing the opening bell for the company's IPO at the Nasdaq in New York, on June 26, 2014. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

Two years ago, an unlikely bromance was brewing between GoPro's Nick Woodman and Foxconn's Terry Gou. The chief executive officers lavished praise on one another after signing a deal for Foxconn Technology Group, the Taiwan-based manufacturer of the iPhone, Xbox and Kindle, to invest $200 million in the video-camera company beloved by extreme-sports enthusiasts. Gou was set to join GoPro's board of directors, and his company teased future strategic partnerships.

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