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Terry Gou, Hon Hai's inimitable, imperious chief


Terry Gou's long and occasionally fraught pursuit of Japanese electronics conglomerate Sharp reveals much about the strengths and weaknesses of the 65-year-old founder of Hon Hai Precision Industry, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer.

 
 

Hon Hai's Terry Gou wants Sharp, no matter what


Taiwanese tycoon Terry Gou is once again defying his deputies with his determination to acquire embattled Japanese electronics titan Sharp, but whether his colossal gamble will pay off remains to be seen.

 

Terry Gou finally has Sharp; now for the hard part


Just prior to inking the deal for the acquisition of Japanese electronics maker Sharp, Hon Hai Precision Industry Chairman Terry Gou made a brief side trip. He and other senior executives from the Taiwanese company visited a small Japanese shrine to pray for luck in their new undertaking.

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