May 12, 2014 10:17 AM

Masayoshi Son invokes 'hungry spirit' as SoftBank looks to expand beyond Sprint

SoftBank Corp.’s Masayoshi Son this month invoked the Samurai’s do-or-die spirit in his battle to be Japan’s biggest phone company and finance expansion in the U.S. Son said the “hungry spirit” he invoked was what prompted his firm to acquire Overland Park-based Sprint Corp. last year, as he considers a bid for T-Mobile U.S. Inc.

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