45 Fearless Masayoshi Son Quotes About Success

There is no need for a country to have a strong military. If it does not have to act, it can do nothing.
I prefer to be a rich man than a poor man who is not good at business.
If I could choose between three things, I would prefer to be healthy than wealthy or powerful.

He was the founder and chairman of the board at the venture capital firm ‘Softbank Ventures Japan’ and the CEO of the Japanese multinational conglomerate holding company ‘SoftBank’.

The world famous business magazine Forbes put him in their list of ‘The World’s Most Powerful People’ and ‘The World’s Billionaires’.

If you don’t make a little money in Silicon Valley, you might as well not get up in the morning.

45 Fearless Masayoshi Son Quotes About Success

Be bold, and take your opportunities. In the end, the goal is still far.

If you have something that you can do and you can say you have it done, we can consider that as your word.

Masayoshi Son is the CEO of SoftBank and the founder of SoftBank Mobile. As a student, he joined Bandai and invented a new toy called “V-Pet”. He was 17 years old at that time. And he made the toy business successful. It was a profitable investment for him.

This is one of my favorite quotes from Mr. Son. I think that by challenging new things, the brain will be revitalized. The brain is an organ of curiosity, and by engaging into new things, you can keep yourself busy and active.

You should never let adversity stop you from achieving your goals. Because in the future, it may lead to even greater success.

The founder of SoftBank, Masayoshi Son, dreamed of becoming a businessman and entrepreneur. He was born into a family which had a large amount of business experience, and became a successful businessman himself.

“The wisdom and knowledge are the most valuable things in the body.”
These are the most valuable things.

I think that there are no limitations to what we can do because we have the right mind. If we have the right mind, there are no limitations. We have to be a light in darkness. It’s like how the sun shines on the dark earth.

I’m really worried about my weaknesses, but I’m really good at my strengths and I think it’s the secret of success.

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You are well-positioned to compete globally when you have great technology.

In order to promote innovation, companies should encourage employees to propose new ideas.

Masayoshi Son is the CEO and founder of SoftBank Corporation, a Japanese multinational telecommunications, IT and media conglomerate. He is a major figure in the Internet and telecom industries.

Your career is only a lifetime. If you have passion, have dreams, and are good at what you do, then there is no reason why you should not be paid to do it.

If you are talking about your childhood in Japan, you should be ashamed of yourself.

Luck is something that happens to you, and bad luck is what happens to you. There is no way to avoid bad luck, so there is no need to make excuses for bad luck.

Son co-founded SoftBank with Masayoshi Son in 1983 and served as CEO and chairman of the board. The company is involved in a diverse range of industries including the financial, telecommunications, healthcare, media, and automotive sectors. Son is also an advisor to the Japanese government.

Employees that aren’t challenged to try their hardest to reach a new level of growth, can be unmotivated. The best way to engage your employees’ effort is by trying to find new ways to expand the business you’re working for. You never know what you can produce if you put your entire weight into the situation.

If you dream, you may accomplish many things, but if you don’t have a dream, you cannot be a winner. Make a dream and make it big.

You don’t have to be a genius like Steve Jobs to build something that people want. You just have to build it with full passion, and you have to execute with full passion.

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I agree with this statement. As long as there are challenges that must be fulfilled, life is exciting.

The world is becoming more digital, as data is becoming more valuable and people are beginning to rely on data as their main source of information.

SoftBank is the only company that could keep the group and the people together, and also let us go where we don’t know what lies ahead.

I’m not sure what it is, but I think it would be great if I experienced success by working on myself. It’s not something I can explain in words.

You have to work hard for the development of a smart city.
There are many small and big things to do
So work hard and move forward.

You can try to do your best for your project no matter what happens, then you will become more mature.

I believe in the philosophy of “cautious optimism” because we should never become overconfident, and keep in mind that we should never be arrogant.

The world is wide and it is infinitely wide. So I find the world to be a stimulating curiosity to study in an intriguing manner.

Son has been involved in many successful ventures, but none has lasted longer than about 10 years. He is convinced that companies should continue to grow for hundreds of years. This is one of the reasons why he has invested billions of dollars in Japan’s biggest company, Softbank.

I think that once you achieve a certain level of growth, you can’t grow any more.

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Think about your dream and have a stronger passion than anybody else. Then you will succeed in any dream that you have.

The fact that you have so much information to build your system on makes it easy to forecast. The thing that takes the time is the prediction.

We are talking about men with money.
If there was a lot of money, everyone would want to be number 1.
Let’s talk about the number 1.
So we need a no. 1 to be able to talk about the others.

Growth is when companies are expanding quickly and continuously. The goal of growth is to acquire more businesses, expand your business. When the company is not expanding, then the company will no longer grow or continue to survive.

“If it is possible to achieve your dream as a specific goal, it will be half already achieved.” – Masayoshi Son.

I read some articles and blogs about Masayoshi Son, and learned that he has an interest in all things mathematical. He started out at a young age by working for a family friend who happened to be a very talented mathematician. He had to work part-time during his studies at Keio University. A few years later, he went on to earn a PhD, and joined the Sony Corporation.

“Don’t go chasing a girl, let a girl chase you. When you are shinning, dreaming something big, then the girl will chase you.”

In the episode titled “The Girl Who Was Going to Die”, the song was used to explain why a girl is chasing the man. During the conversation, it is shown that the girl is in love with the man.

In order to make a comparison between the two songs, please listen to and compare the following 2 songs.

I started the company with a loan of about 10 billion yen. At the time, that was really difficult to raise money for. The company was going through troubled times then, but now it is profitable. But the founder still has the mentality of a startup. And that is very important.

He was a student at Waseda University. He started working at a company, but quit the company and started his own. When he started his own company, he had no money or any idea what he was doing.

This is basically the idea that companies that are focused on providing a sustainable business model for their staff will be more valued by employees. Companies that just provide a paycheck without any commitment or sense of passion from their staff will not be successful in the long term.

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So, at some point in the future, you will start a global business, but I doubt that it will be a successful company, at least at the time of this interview.

Son wanted to know how to get his first patent and start building a business. He went to Berkeley and started working on an invention that he could build a business around.

There are many people who are enjoying life. However, there are people who are very ambitious and challenge their dreams which could lead to an improvement in life.

When you are doing something which is good and good for society, you must face the wind with your head, and move forward.
I am not saying that you don’t have to go out and do something that is good for society (you must be like a humanist). You must go out and do it, but you cannot lose yourself in that.
If you fall into that feeling, you are no longer doing something good for society.

I had the idea of my company back in 1990 when I was in high school. At that time, a large number of people believed that the market would grow rapidly. In addition, it is the right timing for launching this business. I am just lucky enough to make it. I am very thankful to Mr. Son, and I want to thank him again for making such a great decision.

Businesses today have lost the excitement of shopping. We can purchase the entire department store instead of a single item.


If I knew I would have made this collection of quotes from Masayoshi Son earlier – but better late than never!

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