Very interesting interview here guys, a compelling story which uncovers a lot of inner turmoil that's brewing over at Sony H.Q.
In an interview with WJS, Sony President Howard stringer explains why Ken Kuturagi was forced to step down from his position, and the general animosity Stringer is facing from japanese executives, his own employees at the co-orperation.
Mr. Kutaragi was notorious within the company for his reluctance to communicate with his bosses or other units. In 2005, Mr. Kutaragi hosted an event at a big electronics conference in Las Vegas to celebrate the U.S. launch of the PlayStation Portable handheld game machine -- one of the company's biggest products that year. He didn't invite executives from Sony's electronics division, which provided the parts.
Mr. Stringer tried to win Mr. Kutaragi's cooperation with patience. "I've had dinner with [Mr. Kutaragi] more times than I've had dinner with my wife, and that's not really healthy," Mr. Stringer says.
Thanks to the guy's at GAF.