TOKYO -- When Kazuo Hirai took the helm at Sony in June 2012, the company had just posted a record net loss. Six years later, Hirai has passed control to his right-hand man, Kenichiro Yoshida, with the electronics maker set to log a record operating profit. Hirai's refusal to kick problems down the road is a big reason why.
Sony's Hirai eschewed Band-Aid solutions to heal earnings
The former president forced a reality check with drastic restructuring