After announcing that he is stepping down from his role as CEO of Sony Corporation, Kaz Hirai reveals that he may still help with the video game business.
Does not surprise me.
Don’t fall off the face of the earth like Ken Kururagi did, okay Kaz
I'd honestly miss him. He has a ton of charisma and listening to his presentations is a pleasure. If it was for me, he'd present E3 too.
His "Riiiiidge Racerrrrrr" is just a classic.
he reminds of a samurai. Specifically, he reminds me of the guy who plays the "samurai/Japanese boss type". I'm talking about the guy from Kill Bill, Ra's Aghul in Batman Begins, Inception/etc... whats his name? anyone?
There's no better person to ask
Don't scoff at Yoshida, however. He was Hirai's right-hand man an knows the company like his own anatomy. I expect great things from him, while Hirai will remain on-board for any advice needed. I'd say the company is in their healthiest position in a very long time!
@prematuaprocrastin8a I did read your last comment. Well yes, Kaz is business man but the guy have worked with Sony for decades. He did made mistakes but he turned thing around for PS and keep PS in competition. Again, you can say Kaz is business man which I won’t argue. But the guy keep PlayStation in shape for long time and I know you reading this.
Hope they go big for ps5.
that's good because he has done an excellent job. As much as Yoshida is where its at. Love that guy. Probably my favorite corporate guy out of any I've seen.
I seem to remember Jack saying Kutaragi was never made CEO because he was too much of a visionary. Kaz was obviously the better person for the job.
You’re mistaken. Jack Tretton never said that. You should watch the video again to refresh your memory https://www.youtube.com/wat... It wasn’t Ken’s vision (a vision that SIE/Sony has been gradually making a reality over the last 12 years) https://image.slidesharecdn... https://image.slidesharecdn... https://image.slidesharecdn... https://image.slidesharecdn... it was his personality; but that’s neither here nor there because Ken didn’t want the job anyway: “The matter is far from settled. Sony isn't saying when the 65-year-old Mr. Idei might step down. Mr. Idei himself says he isn't sure if Mr. Kutaragi can be both a visionary -- as he has been -- and a statesman, as a top executive at Japan's most famous company must be. For now, Mr. Kutaragi says he isn't gunning for a bigger job. At the helm of Sony, "I would need to sacrifice myself endlessly for the coming years," he says. "My health would be ruined. Some people may find it interesting. But not me."” -- Robert A. Guth. WSJ, 2002 http://www.wsj.com/articles... “But one night at dinner recently, at a favorite restaurant at the trendy Roppongi Hills complex in Tokyo, Kutaragi expressed mixed feelings about his management role. "We have so many things to create, but unfortunately for me I have a lot of responsibility right now," he says. "This was not in my dream." Though he seems gratified that Sony's top executives have included him in the inner circle, he still refers to the PlayStation citadel of Sony Computer Entertainment as "my family." And his eyes sparkle most when he talks about the changes that will come from a canny application of advanced technology. “This doesn't mean that if the opportunity arises, he won't one day assume the leadership of Sony itself. "My instinct is, if asked, he will serve," says Electronic Arts CEO Larry Probst, who's worked closely with the PlayStation inventor. Kutaragi himself isn't talking about succession. "My first dream," he says with a smile, "was to retire when I was 50."” -- Steven Levy. Newsweek, 2004 http://www.newsweek.com/cre...
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