Friday, February 11, 2011

Quoting Norio Ohga

Norio Ohga, born January 29, 1930 in Numazu, Shizuoka, is a Japanese electronics businessman who originally trained as an opera singer. After being dissatisfied with the low quality of a Sony Corporation tape recorder, he sent a critical letter to the company that resulted in his being offered a job, and he rose through the company's management. He was made the President of Sony in 1982, and the CEO of Sony in 1989.

"We have many assets here. The most valuable asset of all are the four letters, S-O-N-Y. I tell them, make sure the basis of your actions is in creating the value of these four letters, S-O-N-Y. In other words, when you consider doing something, you must consider whether your action will increase the value of S-O-N-Y, or lower its value."

I've kept this quote in my wallet for ten months.

Q: Where can men over the age of 50 find younger women who are interested in them? A: Try a bookstore under fiction.