Akio Morita


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Akio Morita

A businessman who co-founded Sony. Trained in the family business of soy and sake, Morita established what became Sony in 1946 with Masaru Ibuka, whom he met during World War II. In 1950, Sony introduced the first tape recorder in Japan and went on to become a major electronics company. Morita remained chairman of Sony until 1994. He lived from 1921 until 1999.
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Cita a Akio Morita, creador del radio de bolsillo y fundador de Sony: "Yo no atiendo mercados: los creo".
co-founder Akio Morita: "No matter how good or successful you are, or how clever or crafty, your business and its future are in the hands of the people you hire." Although investors, partners and customers are vitally important, without your people, nothing is possible.
(NYSE:SNE), the Japanese pioneer that could have invented all the Apple products but didn't after founder Akio Morita died.
Chairman Akio Morita. In the book he said Japan should tell the United States that it can protect itself without U.S.
As far back as 1992, Akio Morita, chairman of Sony Corporation, expressed confusion at why British companies persist in appointing accountants to run their companies.
And for the Bergman Hall, we happily announce Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka, the cofounders of Sony, whose demands for miniaturization, aesthetics and functionality have directly or indirectly influenced so many generations of future designers (including a certain Steve Jobs), and Messrs.
Bueno, por fin, voy a hablar del futuro, para ello, que mejor que comenzar con la siguiente frase de Akio Morita, fisico y empresario japones, emprendedor e innovador por naturaleza, cofundador de Sony y durante muchos anos identificado con el progreso tecnologico y empresarial de Japon: "Por supuesto que tenemos que hacer un beneficio, pero tiene que ser a largo plazo, no solo a corto plazo, y eso significa que debemos seguir invirtiendo en investigacion y desarrollo ".
Rigby, an independent journalist in the UK who writes for business publications, profiles 28 thinkers who have impacted their industries and changed the way business is done, including Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerburg, Mary Kay Ash, Peter Drucker, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Warren Buffett, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Rupert Murdoch, Sam Walton, Bill Gates, David Ogilvy, Michael Dell, and Akio Morita. He describes what led to their success, their legacy, and challenges they faced along the way.
Back when Sony, led by co-founder Akio Morita, launched the Walkman, it proved an inspiration to the founders of the then little known startup company: Apple Computers.
Chaudhuri had also referred to how Akio Morita, founder of the Japanese electronics giant Sony, started his company with the big dream to have his country's flag flutter high on US soil.
For example, while Akio Morita, the future CEO of Sony, worked in his "'office', he had to duck under the neighbors' clotheslines, often festooned with baby diapers." About Estre Lauder, the author notes that she "doted on her formulations as if they were children" and that her son later recalled that his mother had spent more time in the lab and traveling than she spent at home.
When Akio Morita, founder of the Sony Corporation, said: "Failure - I encourage it wherever I can," he meant that some of the best innovation occurs when talented people have a free rein to explore new ideas.