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Japanese-Style Entrepreneurship: An Interview with Softbank’S CEO, Masayoshi Son

Japanese Style Entrepreneurship An Interview with Softbank S CEO Masayoshi Son HBR


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 emerging—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.

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Wow, this article is from 1992. Great find.

He's still the same person, building huge businesses.

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