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June 6, 2006

News & Opinion: Sony's CEO

By: Jack @ 3:47 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy

Reading today's WSJ I found a great interview. It is such a casual, fun, relaxed interview. To quote from the introduction:
After completing his first year as the first non-Japanese chief executive officer of Sony Corp., Sir Howard Stringer appeared last week at The Wall Street Journal's D: All Things Digital conference to answer questions from Journal Technology columnist Walter Mossberg.

Subjects like these were covered:
  • The Da Vinci Code movie

  • Not speaking Japanese

  • Sony Reader--which Todd and I look forward to seeing and using:
    The sales-pitch for it is that it can hold "80 books on this and more on a memory stick..its battery life is seven-and-a-half thousand pages, which means about 25 books." And the humorous jab at American habits. Stringer said that his "colleagues in Japan don't believe I [he] can make this work in the United States because they actually don't think Americans read."

  • iPod and Sony's reaction

  • PS3 costing $499 and why

Sir Stringer seems like the type of person who would be fun to take to a baseball game and have a couple beers with.