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Japanese workers

To maintain sales of seven billion dollars a year, Sony hires only the best. The company looks at everything from grades to back­ground and character before choosing and training its future executives. Despite a crowded schedule, Sony’s co-founder and current chairman of the board, Akio Morita, agreed to meet me…

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The young matador

In Aztec times there was a market on this site. During the Spanish Inquisition the west end of the Alameda became known as the Plaza del Quemadero—Burning Plaza—be­cause heretics were incinerated here. (Were the Spaniards any less murderous than the Aztecs?) Today the Alameda is a place of rest. Every…

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