Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SAYONARA SPRINT!!!

Collison takes FOREVER to get to the point . . . But it's one that we've been making for quite some time . . . Sprint is on the clock and soon to be moving out of town:

Masayoshi Son, chairman of Sprint Corp. and CEO of Tokyo-based SoftBank Corp., was brutally candid recently in describing his new American holding as a “daimyo” in Kansas, and his words should be a red flag to the region as well.

A daimyo, according to a March 7 article in The Wall Street Journal about Son and Sprint, was a feudal warlord in old Japan who wielded great power on his turf but little influence elsewhere. The American translation could be considered being a big fish in a small pond.

“Sprint is a daimyo in Kansas,” a SoftBank executive quoted his boss as saying. “That’s not enough.”

Son has established a shadow headquarters for his American operations in Silicon Valley, according to The Journal, planning to eventually bring about 1,000 employees from Japan and flying Sprint executives there for several days each month. The new facility is focused on developing the technology to propel Sprint’s strategy moving forward.

15 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Sprint leaves and we could loose thousands of layoffs. Bummer!

Anonymous said...

What does this mean for the Golden Ghetto? I think this will lead to great opportunities for new businesses to hire all the talent and use the campus.

Anonymous said...

Sprint is just like many other businesses in the Kansas City area, that are tired of the niggers and the violence. It's no place to raise a family anymore and these companies do have to consider their employees and owners. Therefore, get ready to see lots of this sort of thing unless the niggers are some how controlled.

Anonymous said...

Sprint has always been a big shitty place to work.

Vlad said...

The Sprint campus would make a great maximum security prison, and that, my friends, is a growth industry.

James Sylvester said...

If there was a streetcar to the Sprint campus, that would be way cool.

Ivan the Terrible said...

Vlad, you got good point comrade. Perhaps it would be a good place to house all the rowdy Negros in Kansas City and give them a place to work in a corporate prison environment where they could work off their aggression making cheap consumer goods and learn a valuable skill. You are so wise Vlad, if you can't get the Negro to the Gulag, bring the Gulag to the Negro.

Anonymous said...

What SoftBank has purchased is a Corporate Panda. Like the Panda, Sprint should have gone extinct years ago if were not for outside factors keeping it alive. The Panda only eats one kind of food and does not like to mate and Sprint makes one kind of product and does not like to make a profit. But there is another animal called the Human who thinks the Panda is cute and protects, houses, feeds and encourages the Panda to mate. Sprint too has been kept from extinction from Humans who have thrown money at it so it will survive. SoftBank has decided that Sprint needs to go extinct and euthanize Sprint and sell of its body parts.

Anonymous said...

Let's have a contest on the renaming of the Spirit Center. My bet is on Cerner Center.

Anonymous said...

Way to go out on a limb 12:13.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Harvard will buy the spread and turn it into a branch campus.

Oh? OK. Maybe not, then.

Anonymous said...

Daimyo is a good word to describe anyone who's "powerful" in ck. They are kings in their own right here, but no one else is even aware of their existence.

Just ask the boys at the GOP.

Anonymous said...

11:06 thanks for the Japanese business class 101 or Panda on a stick. Spirit is toast.

Anonymous said...

This is Karma. Whenever a company gets a big fancy stadium, they seem to crash and burn. Remember MCI Center and Enron Stadium?

Anonymous said...

Wait until they hear about the streetcar and Sprint will be moving to downtown KCMO so their employees will be able to pay earnings tax and pay to park.