Meet Masayoshi Son, the influential Japanese entrepreneur and investor who is giving Silicon Valley a run for its money. The founder of software maker SoftBank, today he runs the Vision Fund, a $100 billion venture capital Goliath that eclipses its competitors. But according to this engaging article from The Economist, he’s also a controversial figure who invests huge amounts in companies that many would consider highly risky. Regardless of what the outside world thinks, what Son does in the future is likely to affect the course of technological innovation for years to come. getAbstract recommends this illuminating look at a provocative force to entrepreneurs, investors and bankers.
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