Sony's slow but sure descent is also about Japanese companies' obsession with doing things their way, even if it's the wrong way.
I lived in Japan during the peak of its technological and manufacturing heyday -- from 1983 till 1993. The final eight years in Tokyo. Not only did I visit scores of Japanese electronics and computer companies as a journalist (and analyst) but I was also irresistibly drawn to (read: I spent way too much time in) Akihabara -- Japan's electronics retail Mecca at the time.
The reason for the success of companies like Sony and … Read more