摘要：当地时间4月19日，美国《时代》周刊公布了本年度全球最具影响力人物名单（TIME 100，也称《时代》百大人物）完整名单。日本软银集团创始人兼CEO孙正义入选。[/caption] 自2004年起，美国《时代》杂志每年都会评选出当年最具影响力人物。今年的榜单被誉为史上最年轻版，共有45名入榜者在40...
日本软银集团创始人兼CEO孙正义则被评为“创业家与商业巨擘”类别最具影响力人物之一。Uber 首席执行官达拉·科斯罗萨西（Dara Khosrowshahi）在《时代》评语中赞赏孙正义称，孙正义具有罕见的商业嗅觉及时代预见性，能敏锐地察觉到时代前进方向，加速世界发展。
While time’s rate of progress is fixed, humanity’s is not. Certain core inventions have been well-documented as accelerators of progress: the printing press, the automobile, the PC. But these inventions aren’t society’s only accelerators. A few rare people are accelerators too. SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son is one of them.
I haven’t known Masa for long, but I’ve observed three facets that allow him to act as an accelerator:
First, he is a self-described “super optimist.” It’s easy to see problems around every corner. It’s much harder to see solutions.
Second, he focuses on the end state—where the world is going. He sees it more clearly than others and is obsessed with getting there, fast.
Third, with the Vision Fund, he has flipped conventional investment wisdom on its head. Rather than increase his stake as a business matures, he invests big right out of the gate, helps establish a category winner and holds on for a long time.
Having a vision about where technology can take us is the easy part; having the audacity to realize that vision is another matter entirely.
注：Khosrowshahi 是 Uber 的首席执行官，软银集团已经投资 Uber。