Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Oct 2010 20:54 UTC
Apple Is it an indication of Steve Jobs' (in)famous strive for perfection, or just stupid bone-headedness? The white variant of the iPhone 4 was first delayed for a few weeks, but those few weeks became 'end of the year'. Now we know why: the manufacturers Apple employs are apparently having issues matching the shades of white of the various components. This anecdote ties in nicely with a very interesting interview with John Sculley about Steve Jobs' ways of doing business.
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RE: Akio Morita
by toast88 on Sat 16th Oct 2010 13:27 UTC in reply to "Akio Morita"
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2009-09-23

I do absolutely agree. Akio Morita was one of the best CEOs in the history of the 20th century and I think Sony's huge success in the 70ies, 80ies and 90ies was largely owed to his way of steering the company. It's such a pity that Sony, once one of the greatest engineering companies in the world, has gone so much downwards ever since new CEOs have taken over the company. If Morita was still alive, he'd fire all of those amateurs.

I highly recommend the book by John Nathan, called "Sony". It's so much fun to read and one really learns to appreciate the achievements by Sony regarding electrical engineering, being a physicist who researches in physical electronics himself.

I also recommend watching this interview with Morita from the early 90ies:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGcf_u3QCeg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOPXVNynO1U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYjrn_P8lSA

Adrian

Edited 2010-10-16 13:29 UTC

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