How Sony and Disney have influenced Apple

on April 10, 2019
Reading Time: 4 minutes

I have always been fascinated by Steve Jobs’ extreme interest in Sony and Disney. One of the first times I talked to Jobs in the early 1980s, he told me of his interest in Sony’s business as well as how Disney emphasized art and technology to build their company. We know that Jobs was especially interested in how Sony’s co-founder and CEO at the time, Akio Morita, thought about technology and software. With Disney, he admired their integration of art, entertainment and the role technology played in building Disney’s brand and business.

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