30 Total Quotes

Howard Stringer Quotes

Silo walls between business units that impede cooperation and communication need to come down,
Howard Stringer
#Business

When a company gets to be the size of Sony and revenue growth slows, it makes it very hard for young, dynamic people to move up the corporate ladder. How you change that in a culture where everybody has known each other for most of their working lives is the task, especially at the senior level.
Howard Stringer
#Company

In a company where jobs were for life, it created competition that made Sony the great company it is, ... It created artificial competition, which you needed.
Howard Stringer
#Company

With the installed base of PlayStation, we do think we have an enormous advantage.
Howard Stringer
#Advantage

No other content company has Sony's intuitive grasp of technology and no other company has Sony's intimate understanding of the demands of content.
Howard Stringer
#Company

No other content company has such a complete understanding of technology, and no other technology company has Sony's insight into content.
Howard Stringer
#Company

Although our electronics businesses are under real pressure today, we firmly believe in its future prospects and potential.
Howard Stringer
#Future

Content and technology are strange bed fellows. We are joined together. Sometimes we misunderstand each other. But isn't that after all the definition of marriage?
Howard Stringer
#American Businessman #Bed

Free is not an alternative. My company did not turn a profit last year.
Howard Stringer
#American Businessman #Company

Frankly, I was surprised at how generous the Japanese press has been to the idea of a foreigner running Sony.
Howard Stringer
#American Businessman

Doesn't anyone here think this sounds like a vision of hell? While we are all competing or dying, when will there be time for sex or music or books? Stop the world, I want to get off.
Howard Stringer
#Hell #American Businessman

The walls that impeded communications have to come down and we have to focus R&D on products that are most likely to yield rewards.
Howard Stringer
#Focus

There was not much love lost between electronics and the movie company because 10 years ago, the movie company was busy losing money and the electronics company was very angry about that, ... The technology people said, 'Those people in Hollywood are spending all the money!'
Howard Stringer
#Company

We need to convince investors ... that we are going to execute on these targets and take them very seriously,
Howard Stringer
#Convince

In the digital age, content lends both brain and muscle to our electronics business,
Howard Stringer
#Age And Aging

exceptionally well-suited to manage the company in this challenging and ever-changing environment.
Howard Stringer
#Company

Sony is a global company with 70 percent of its earnings outside Japan and so local politics like that is less clear and appropriate for me to comment on,
Howard Stringer
#Company

I have never actually met any Japanese politicians and I seem to be doing fine. We look forward to a continuing strong relationship with China in many years to come and growing our business.
Howard Stringer
#Politicians

I think if we're going to sell these new goods and services to the public, we first have the obligation not to mention the bottom-line imperative but to explain them clearly, ... That's the first step toward simplification. Something that's genuinely easy to use is also genuinely easy to talk about using.
Howard Stringer
#Obligation

People forget it took 10 years for color ( TV ) to get across the country.
Howard Stringer
#Country

This is a tremendous win for movie lovers everywhere.
Howard Stringer
#Lovers

There's no question that a format war is not a good idea.
Howard Stringer
#War

We are going to achieve our goals by breaking down the existing silo walls and eliminating the highly decentralized structure we've maintained in the past,
Howard Stringer
#Goals

The PS3 is only the beginning for cell, ... New intelligent devices will be powered my smaller and more powerful processors and will be directly connected with one another.
Howard Stringer
#Beginning

We are going to achieve our goals by breaking down the existing silo walls and eliminating the highly decentralized structure we've maintained in the past.
Howard Stringer
#Goals

We're between launches in Europe and America, and that just didn't fit the cycle.
Howard Stringer
#America

The loyalty within Sony is quite extraordinary, and that's a remarkable thing. Some of that has to be sustained because it's part of the Sony spirit.
Howard Stringer
#American Businessman