August 11, 2014

Japan Needs More Jim Beam

William Pesek, Bloomberg


Japan needs more gusty moves overseas. In this regard, few even come close to SoftBank's Masayoshi Son. This week, local media circled Japan's second-richest man to chronicle his comeuppance over a failed nine-month effort to acquire T-Mobile US. What I'm more intrigued about is what's next for the Son after last year's cross-border triumph buying Sprint? Where might a guy with the smarts 14 years ago to invest in Alibaba, this year's sexist initial public offering, be looking? Let's give Son an "A" for effort and stop the Monday-morning quarterbacking. Too bad there aren't more in Japan like him.

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