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自分が読んで興味深く感じた英文記事を中心に取り上げる予定です

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前進している孫正義

 

ソフトバンクの孫さんというと浮かぶのは下記の言葉です(苦笑)英文はLang-8にあったもの。

 

「髪の毛が後退しているのではない。 私が前進しているのである」

It's not that my hairline is receding. It's only I'm moving forward.

 


 

前進しているなと思わされたのはアメリカでの存在力を高めていること。動画のトークショーの過去の顔ぶれを確認するとかなり豪華です。

 

The David Rubenstein Show:Peer-to-Peer Conversations

What makes a great leader? How can leadership be developed into a force for true achievement? The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations explores successful leadership through the personal and professional choices of the most influential people in business.

 

Renowned financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein travels the country talking to leaders to uncover their stories and their path to success. Each episode features an interview with one business leader.

 

Season Three

Episode 1: Brian Roberts, Comcast CEO

Episode 2: Phil Knight, Nike Co-founder

Episode 3: Yo-Yo Ma, Cellist

Episode 4: Paul Singer, Elliot Management Founder and Co-CEO

Episode 5: Presidents Bill Clinton & George W. Bush

Episode 6: Ginni Rometty, IBM CEO

Episode 7: Dr. Francis Collins, National Institute of Health Director

Episode 8: Leslie Moonves, CBS CEO

Episode 9: Abigail Johnson, Fidelity Chairman

Episode 10: Masayoshi Son, SoftBank Chairman & CEO

 

また雑誌Vanity Fairが毎年発表しているNew Establishment Listでも日本人としてリストに唯一入り24位となっていました。

 

The 2017 New Establishment List

In 2017 it seems that everyone is in everyone else’s business, and the list foreshadows the coming battles as various industries, and the titans who captain them, increasingly weave together into one.

 

24

MASAYOSHI SON

Not ranked last year

BIG NUMBER $100 billion: the size of SoftBank’s “Vision Fund”—the biggest tech fund on the planet.

 SoftBank, 60

 

ちなみにトップ4AGFAで、テスラが5位につけています。AGFABig FourとかFour Horsemanとか呼ばれているんですね。

 


 

1

JEFF BEZOS

Last year’s rank: 1

CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT Overtook Bill Gates as the world’s richest person for a brief, glorious, four-hour span.

 

EVIDENCE OF VULCAN CHESS MASTERY Bought Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, which sent Amazon’s stock soaring beyond the value of the acquisition itself.

 

BIG NUMBER $5 billion, the amount Amazon says it will invest in building and operating a second headquarters in North America. The city of Tucson “bid” for the site by sending Bezos a giant cactus.

 

EVIDENCE OF BIONIC ENGINEERING Bezos showed up at this year’s Sun Valley retreat with bulging biceps and a Terminator-esque countenance, spawning an Internet meme frenzy.

 

WORKOUT REGIMEN “Heavy weights and whiskey. Not simultaneously.”

 

2

MARK ZUCKERBERG

Last year’s rank: 2

CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT Led Facebook to two billion users worldwide, making it nearly as ubiquitous as running water.

 

BIG NUMBER $3 billion, the amount Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, pledged to spend to try to cure, prevent, or manage all diseases in existence.

 

RARE DISPLAY OF MORTALITY Said it was “crazy” to suggest that Facebook may have swung the election. Later admitted that Facebook hadn’t done enough to crack down on real fake news.

 

QUIXOTIC QUEST Has spent the year visiting all 50 U.S. states, hobnobbing with truckers and farmers and spawning relentless rumors that he will run for president in 2020. (He won’t, he says.)

 

3

TIM COOK

Last year’s rank: 11

CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT With a market cap north of $800 billion, Apple is on track to be a trillion-dollar company.

 

RARE DISPLAY OF MORTALITY As consumers reject the new MacBook Pro and Apple arrives late to the game with HomePod, an Echo wannabe, the company is clinging to the iPhone for more than half of its revenue—an inauspicious strategy, since phone sales are predicted to decline.

 

MORTIFYING TRUMP MOMENT Cook showed up at Trump Tower in December to kiss the ring, then went to the White House in June to try to convince Trump of the importance of coding in schools.

 

4

LARRY PAGE

Last year’s rank: 13

EVIDENCE OF VULCAN CHESS MASTERY Alphabet, Google’s parent company, gained ground on at least one competitor in the self-driving-car space this year when it took Uber to court for intellectual-property theft. Fallout from the lawsuit could kneecap Uber’s autonomous-vehicle endeavors for years to come.

 

RARE DISPLAY OF MORTALITY Some of Alphabet’s projects—notably Fiber, its Internet division—have struggled in the past year as Google C.F.O. Ruth Porat pressures them to make money.

 

BIG NUMBER $47.2 billion: Page’s net worth, a new record high.

 

5

ELON MUSK

Last year’s rank: 5

LATEST CONQUESTS This year alone, Musk has launched rockets into space (and landed them back on earth), showcased a plan to create colonies on Mars, and built an affordable electric car.

 

BIG NUMBER $63 billion, Tesla’s market capitalization, which makes it the world’s most valuable car-maker.

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