Analysis Of The Long Time Sony Corporation Co Founder

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Akio Morita Akio Morita, the long time Sony Corporation co-founder was a very unique man. He accomplished so much in his 78 years of life. He was the co-founder of one of the most successful consumer electronic companies. He also is known for opening the gates for Japan sales in the United States. Akio Morita was born January 26, 1921. He was born and raised in Nagoya, Japan. He was the son of sake brewers. His family’s business is known to have been around for over 15 generations, at the time was currently owned by his father. This is where Akio got his first taste of business. Akio was raised on the intentions to one day take over for his father. Akio often sat in on important business meetings during holiday vacations. Akio became an expert on the sake making process, managing workers, and the money/business side of his father’s business. He achieved all of this by the time he was 12. While helping take care of the family business, he quickly realized he didn’t want to continue the sake brewing business, which was a great disappointment to his father. Once graduating high school, Akio knew college was a must. With his favorite classes being math and physics, it wasn 't a surprise he graduated from Osaka Imperial University in 1944 with a degree in physics. After graduating, he continued to study electronics on his spare time. However, he had to quickly put his hobbies aside because WWII was in full motion. He enlisted into the navy right after graduating college. He

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