Sir Howard Stringer has been chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Corporation (SNE) since June 2005. He is the first non-Japanese leader of this global manufacturer of audio, video, game, communications and information-technology products for the consumer and professional markets. In addition, its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world, with sales of approximately $70 billion and 163,000 employees worldwide.
But Sony has made some costly missteps in recent years, addressing too late the transitions to digital-music players and flat-panel televisions. Now, as Sony works to take back its leadership position in the electronics industry, Stringer pushing the company to be more innovative, more agile. “I’m asking you to get mad,” Stringer said in a recent speech to employees, demanding that they be more “energetic,” “bold” and “imaginative” in running Sony’s businesses.
Video interview of Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman and CEO, Sony, conducted by conference co-host Walt Mossberg is in full article