SoftBank presentation features flying unicorns, ‘Valley of Coronavirus’

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  • In a presentation on Monday, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son discussed the impact of the coronavirus on the company’s investments.
  • Using ominous backgrounds and illustrations of horses, unicorns, and valleys, Son illustrated the risks from the pandemic but also how the company could end up alright. 
  • SoftBank has previously used unique illustrations in its presentations; in 2017 it showed a pie chart of sorrow, death, loneliness and despair. 
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SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son put ominous backgrounds and pictures of unicorns to use in a recent presentation on the company’s earnings.

Using the unique graphics, Son spoke about how the coronavirus has created a valley that companies could stumble into, but that some unicorn companies will be able to fly out of the valley and do better than before. 

SoftBank is known for its quirky slides. In 2017, the company showed a pie chart of sorrow, death, loneliness, and despair.

Read on to see the highlights from its latest presentation.

Son started by talking about the Great Depression.

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He summarized the impact of the coronavirus with this ominous slide.

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The unicorns stumble into the “Valley of Coronavirus” — but Son continued with a straight face.

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Some unicorn companies could fly to escape the valley, Son said. But where did their wings come from?

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Son showed some industries that flew out of the valley of the Great Depression.

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Then he showed some industries that will succeed during and after the pandemic.

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He concluded with a slide of happy stock art, a stark difference from the presentation’s ominous start.

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