Management experience and philosophy plays a key role in how the company sees its future. May be that’s what Sony Chairman, Kazua Hirai is thinking by nominating two former executives of Apple for the post of directors. The scene is anticipated on June 20th at annual shareholder meeting.
Eikoh Harada and and Tim Schaaff, are the two people from Apple that might bring a novel way of looking at things at Sony. While the former worked for Apple in Japan, the latter was involved in development of iPad. Sony might be drawn by the likes of companies like McDonald’s, that had Mr. Harada as CEO, after he left Apple after working their 14 years. But how much these gentlemen can really contribute is a tale that will be decided by time.