"It's got everything to do with how Sony is going to compete against other companies like Microsoft and Apple and others that are coming into its traditional space with a different set of skills and a different sense of how to approach the marketplace and the consumers"
Richard Siklos and Martin Fackler provided a timely update on the (r)evolution at Sony in yesterdays NYT. The above and below Lou Gerstner quotes were of particular note.
How significantly Sir Howard can change Sony's culture will determine how the company fares in a world where most homes may someday be filled with closely networked devices linked to the Internet. "When you're transforming a company, and you're really trying to drive fundamental change, early success is both your best friend and your best enemy,"
UPDATE : Martin Fackler looks at Sony's performance in Japan