Masayoshi Son

How Steve Jobs Got the iPhone Into Japan

To break into the Japanese market, Steve Jobs took a chance on a self-made billionaire who had a crude drawing of an iPod phone and no mobile carrier to speak of.

Why Japan's Masayoshi Son Is Winning Big in China

While lots of U.S. companies complain about barriers to success in China, Son's edge is how he adapts to what I call the country's "entrepreneurial ecosystem." Plus, Softbank has capabilities that are ideal for Chinese markets now.