Hanging on the telephone
Last year was not good for Sony Ericsson. The troubled mobile phone manufacturer found itself recording a $1.1bn (£730m) loss as the recession saw handset sales plummet and competitor products, such as Apple's iPhone, dominate what was left of the market. During the last 18 months the company has cut over 2,000 jobs, including 10 in its legal department. "Although I am very confident about our future, we're very much in protect and survive mode at the moment," admits Sony Ericsson general counsel and company secretary Jonathan Pearl.
Sony Ericsson GC Jonathan Pearl tells Alex Aldridge why he gets a buzz out of working in business and why he learned to delegate
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