The Best CEOs Get Out Of The Way
BusinessweekJapanese companies need to elevate young people and women and promote risk-taking to boost the nation’s economy, Sony Corp. Chairman Howard Stringer said.
Industry WeekSony said on June 5 that seven senior executives, including its new chief, will not receive bonuses tied to its latest annual results, which saw the troubled firm post a record $5.8 billion loss.
Financial TimesAs the Japanese group’s quest for a return to Walkman-era glory continues, Sir Howard Stringer’s successor looks set to persist with the departing chief’s cultural and structural shake-up.
FortuneThe CEO's tenure was marked by regular public embarrassments that look all the worse in retrospect.
MashableKazuo Hirai is Sony‘s new CEO and President, replacing Howard Stringer, the company has announced.
CNNSir Howard Stringer will step down as Sony CEO and president on April 1, the Japanese electronics giant announced Wednesday.
MashableSony CEO Sir Howard Stringer has stepped aside as president, and the company will name its current consumer products chief, Kazuo Hirai, to the position, a Japanese news service is reporting. Nikkei business daily reports that Hirai could take...
Fast CompanySony's CEO, Howard Stringer, has said his company is going to reinvent the television. It's a dangerous game--and one being played by tech's top firms. Can Sony win?
Forbes“I spent the last five years building a platform so I can compete against Steve Jobs. It’s finished, and it’s launching now,” Stringer told the paper, referring to Sony’s strategy of competing on smartphones, PCs, televisions, and tablets.
The StreetCorporate leaders are eating a lot of humble pie lately with some noteworthy apologies for blunders in recent weeks.
CNETSony CEO Howard Stringer says change is never easy for companies that have successful pasts, including his own company.
24/7 Wall St.CEOs are rarely in the business of apologizing, but every so often we get one of these gems . . .
New York TimesThe Sony Corporation, reeling from Japan’s biggest earthquake and a huge data breach, cut the pay of its chairman, Howard Stringer, and his probable successor.
joystiqDuring a Q&A session at Sony's annual shareholder meeting last night, an investor asked CEO Howard Stringer why he was still there.
BloombergSony, besieged by hackers since April, considered its PlayStation Network an unlikely target even after threats by the online collective Anonymous and three separate security incidents in 2008.
Bloomberghe hacker attack that crippled Sony's PlayStation Network and Qriocity entertainment services was “a hiccup” in the company’s online strategy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard Stringer said.
WSJ.comDespite spending weeks to resolve a massive Internet security breach, Sony Corp. Chief Executive Howard Stringer said he can't guarantee the security of its videogame network or any other Web system in the "bad new world" of cyber crime. Read...
Yahoo NewsSony CEO Howard Stringer apologized to users of its PlayStation Network and other online services, breaking his silence on the biggest Internet security break-in ever.
CNETWe've asked a lot of questions about the Sony security breach, some of which Sony has been able to answer. But here's a big so far unanswered one: where has Howard Stringer been?
MoneySony CEO Howard Stringer faced harsh criticism of his leadership after the consumer electronics conglomerate revealed hackers may have stolen the data of another 25 million accounts in a second massive security breach.
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