SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son wants the Japanese conglomerate to be seen as an investment company, not an operating one.
Son used the rabbit-duck illusion to make his case during SoftBank’s earnings presentation on Wednesday.
He urged investors to look at SoftBank’s “shareholder value,” not its revenues and profits.
Asked if he had turned from Bill Gates into Warren Buffett, Son replied that he was more adventurous than Buffett and “still making some craziness.”
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SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son wants the Japanese conglomerate to be viewed as an investment company, not an operating one. He used the rabbit-duck illusion to make the case during his third-quarter earnings presentation on Wednesday.
Son included the optical illusion below in his slide deck:
“What do you see?” the boss of the $100 billion company asked the crowd of investors and analysts. “From your left, it looks like a duck. From your right — in the same picture, same slide — it looks like a rabbit.”
The eccentric executive — who invested $20 million in Alibaba back in 2000 after noticing a “sparkle” in the eyes of founder Jack Ma — argued that SoftBank could be viewed two ways as well. He showed a …read more
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