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Masa Son’s multi-generational vision is running into a brick wall: The public markets

Masa Son’s multi-generational vision is running into a brick wall: The public markets

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Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank Group at the SoftBank World 2018 event in Tokyo, Japan.Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesSoftBank is learning the biggest obstacle to success for its $ 100 billion Vision Fund are the public markets. That's where founder and CEO Masayoshi Son's long-term ambitions are colliding head-on with the near-term expectations of Wall Street.The theme of Son's Vision Fund, which has already deployed more than $ 70 billion in dozens of companies (primarily privately held technology companies) is to bet big and move quickly. In one of the fund's first press releases, SoftBank explained the purpose was to expedite building businesses that will make the next stage of the Industrial Revolution possible, requiring "unprecedented large sca...