Japanese-Style Entrepreneurship: An Interview with Softbankâ€™S CEO, Masayoshi Son
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The world of Japanese business, according to conventional Western thinking, consists of huge manufacturing corporations, tightly interwoven corporate families, and hordes of lifetime employees working as devoted company salarymen. Today there is another world emergingâ€”one of high-tech startups begun by young entrepreneurs who contribute their fresh global outlook and new generational attitudes to the traditional world of Japanese business. Masayoshi Son, 34, founder, president, and CEO of Softbank Corporation of Tokyo exemplifies this new Japanese-style entrepreneurship.