We [at Sony] are always chasing after things that other companies won’t touch. That is a big secret to our success.
—Norio Ohga, former chairman of Sony
I had just awakened after 12 hours of sleep. My body was a wreck. I had no energy. I was completely overworked and out of balance. My biggest project at the time, the World Peace Festival and the World Peace Foundation, was at an important crossroads. It was either going to go belly up or reach a major breakthrough success.
I needed help and answers. And I needed them fast.
I told my wife to pack. I booked a hotel room in Marseille for ...