John Scully

Steve Jobs was a great admirer of Sony. Former Apple CEO John Scully said that he “wanted [Apple] to be Sony” and that he was deeply fascinated by the first walkman and the Japanese electronic giant’s factories.

Is Sony now trying to become Apple?

At CES, Sony unveiled the Xperia Z, its most recent foray into the high-end smartphone market, and a likely competitor to the iPhone

About 40 years ago, Sam Walton told John Kiefer: "If you really want to see what's going to happen, you don't want to talk to old guys. You want to look at the kids. If you look at the kids in the sandbox, you can look at everything you need to know about marketing." At the time, Walton was opening up a chain of tiny variety stores across Arkansas and Kansas. The first Wal-Mart debuted in Rogers, Arkansas, in 1962. Kiefer's distribution business, Kief's Records & Stereo Supply, serviced the record departments in the first six Wal-Mart stores. The "look at the kids

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