Zitat des Tages von Masayoshi Son:
Being educated in the United States gave me a good understanding of American culture. I think I got a lot of influence from the entrepreneurial mind in the United States.
I said from the very beginning, 'Yahoo should position itself as a technology innovation company, not as a media company.'
We are not experts on everything. We are not capable of doing everything by ourselves. There are a bunch of other smarter people around the world.
Money is available from investors as long as you have a great business model and a talented leader.
There will come an age when our average life expectancy will reach 200 years.
The pension system ties you to companies much longer in Japan.
When those super intelligence goes into robots, those robots with the super intelligence will change our lives.
I am the man who keeps his words.
Just believe in the future and direction of the capability that ARM has. Go deep and build a better future, both for the company and for its contribution to the industry. That's what I want ARM to do: invest more the future.
We feel a brand should be free.
Of course Jack Ma was the guy who impressed me.
In the early stages of Internet in Japan, many said that Japanese and Americans are different. There are 10 reasons why Japanese Internet is not taking off. I said none of them are right; it's just a time lag. And, of course, Japanese Internet took off.
The autonomous car is definitely coming, and when that stage comes, this ride-share business becomes even more important.
SoftBank is not a specialist on any instrument. We did not invent any instrument. Not the best player. But we would like to be a conductor of this information revolution.
Difficulty comes not only because of your mistakes, but once you try to make an excuse or accuse someone else, your mind stops thinking.
Wisdom and knowledge are the most valuable things in the body.
Our aim is to develop affectionate robots that can make people smile.
My original intent for investing into Sprint - the main strategy was to buy Sprint and T-Mobile at the same time, so we'd have a critical mass to fight against AT&T and Verizon. The U.S. government didn't accept that. They rejected it. So my fundamental strategy was broken.
Renewables is part of social responsibility, but the information revolution is the only main thing I am interested in.
To have real success and roots in a society, there has to be a local champion, and hence we believe in identifying a local entrepreneur.
All human beings are the same. In the United States, people come from all over the world, all races, all backgrounds. And they're all doing what they want, many scoring huge successes. When I saw that, I became more open. It freed my soul.
We saw a big bang in PCs; we saw a big bang in the Internet. I believe the next big bang is going to be even bigger. To be ready for that, we need to set the foundation, and that foundation is SoftBank Vision Fund.
In Internet in general, there are security, privacy, and many other issues.
Softbank has always been a service firm, and with the Internet, services became the center of the technology industry.
It struck me deep in my mind. Some day, the chip is going to surpass mankind's brain.
It's a long journey. There will be good times, and there will be bad times, but SoftBank is always there.
Uber is redefining the transportation industry now; Airbnb is doing it to the hotel industry. You can expect that to happen in every single industry.
India has the best opportunity ahead of us.
Most of the time, when I make a big move, people say I am out of my mind. But I don't think about how I can add to what I have today.
I am not trying to chase what other people are doing.
Back in the year 2000, most of the Internet companies were not making any money.
When the founders retire, it's always difficult for the second generation and third generation.
I have no intention of making small bets.
I believe this artificial intelligence is going to be our partner. If we misuse it, it will be a risk. If we use it right, it can be our partner.
Internet as a service is like culture that you have to understand, and each country has a local culture.
Think big; think disruptive. Execute with full passion.