In SoftBank slides, tofu, a goose and unicorns underpin sales pitch

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A chastened Masayoshi Son summed up SoftBank Group Corp's <9984.T> record $13 billion operating loss on stage this week with a striking image: unicorns tumbling into the "valley of the coronavirus".
TOKYO (Reuters) - A chastened Masayoshi Son summed up SoftBank Group Corp's (9984.T) record $13 billion operating loss on stage this week with a striking image: unicorns tumbling into the "valley of the coronavirus".

A graphic image entitled "Valley of Coronavirus", as part of the SoftBank Group presentation slides, is shown in this undated handout image. SOFTBANK GROUP/Handout via REUTERS

Son's presentations are more akin to the performances of Apple Inc (AAPL.O) co-founder Steve Jobs than the data-dense displays common in corporate Japan, with slides becoming an enduring part of the chief executive's sales pitch.

While striking some observers as comical, the images, mixed with charts showing free cash flow and dividend policy,…
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