Less than nine months ago, Sony’s Sir Howie Stringer was treated to five fawning print profiles. (And I wondered at the time why no Sony product gets as much great PR.) One of those media outlets was the Wall Street Journal. Well, now the WSJ is servicing Sir Howie yet again. That’s because Stringer spends the new article whining and whining and whining about those pesky Japanese working at Sony who are trying to sabotage his turnaround. (Stringer’s 20/20 hindsight to fixing his poor relations with Tokyo that began because he didn’t get an apartment there? “I should have faked it better.” Now doesn’t that inspire all sorts of confidence…) All I can say is: Geez, suck it up, Sir Howie. And stop blaming everyone but yourself.
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