Sir Howard Stringer

march 8, 2005

So, if you haven't heard the news yet, Nobuyuki Idei has stepped down as the Chairman of Sony. In to replace him is not the front-runner candidate Ken Kutaragi, but Sir Howard Stringer who ran the content side of the house (movies and music). Stringer will be the first non-Japanese to run Sony and he faces an uphill chanllenge. First, he does not speak Japanese. Second, I believe he will face some resentment from the Japanese management. And third, he has a lot of changes he'll need to implement in order to steer Sony back in the right direction. I am all with Stringer and hope he does his best to get Sony back on track.