Innovation Zone: A Leap of Faith - The death of the Walkman came long after the death its quintessential innovator and salesman
Posted Nov 03 2010 3:54pm
Sony announced last week that it would cease Japan-based production of one of the 20th Centurys most defining consumer appliances, the Walkman. While that may not be the last we hear of the Walkman it certainly marks the end of an era - that ended long ago. But the history of the Walkmans amazing success and its even more amazing father, Sony co-founder Akio Morita, is worth remembering - for the lessons it teaches every innovator about the climb up and down the innovation summit.