When he had to make some long flights in 1979, he requested one of Sony engineers, Norio Ohga
, to develop something smaller and more portable than TC-D5 so that he could enjoy music on the flights.
Marrying the cultures of Sony Corp., a quintessentially Japanese company, and its Hollywood studio was such a challenge that company founder Akio Morita and his successor as chairman, Norio Ohga
, never really tried, analysts say.
Attractive things work better." (10) The Chief of Design at BMW, Chris Bangle, says "We don't make automobiles." BMW makes "moving works of art that express the driver's love of quality." (7) Finally, Norio Ohga
, former Sony Chairman and CEO, has been quoted as saying, "Design is the only thing that differentiates one product from another in the marketplace." (7)
chairman and CEO Norio Ohga
had a rich life outside the company as a jet pilot, a calligrapher, an operatic tenor, and an orchestra conductor.
At the time, "no other company in the world was the model for consumer electronics." As Japan's seemingly unstoppable economy expanded through the 1980s, Sony remained the consumer electronics benchmark as Morita handed over the creative mantle to maverick Norio Ohga
, a trained opera singer who caught the founder's attention by writing to complain about the quality of Sony's audio tapes.
At the age of 81, Norio Ohga
, the former president and chairman of Sony, who was credited with developing the compact disc, has died aged 81, the company has said.
(pictured), the firm's president and chairman from 1982 to 1995, has passed away of multiple organ failure at the age 81.
, who led the development of the first ever compact disc, died over the weekend of multiple organ failure at the age of 81 in his native Tokyo,
But Sony president Norio Ohga
insisted on a 12-centimeter, 16-bit format that offered 74 minutes of music.
President and Chairman Norio Ohga
and former Pioneer Corp.
His latest book, Double Lives, encourages people to learn from examples such as Sony Chairman Norio Ohga
(who is also an orchestra conductor) and details themes to leading a successful second life.
Some shareholders demanded that the company disclose directors' remuneration and reduce its planned payment of 1.6 billion yen in retirement allowances to Norio Ohga
, Sony's former president and chairman, to about 100 million yen.