Honestly, I would rather hear that tomorrow is my last day here, than to keep waiting for a long time to find out when that will happen. It is simply impossible to be productive and do your job professionally in this much uncertainty. Unfortunately, every job at Bose has been unstable and insecure for a long time.
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"At lease with the stove and suspension they were innovating"
Not the stove. That was behind the curve. Perhaps you fell for Jacobs' rah-rah cheerleading.
At lease with the stove and suspension they were innovating. The new leadership is focused on me-too products. And what ever vision they do believe they have they cant seem to execute.
Bose Professional laid off a whole division as of March 1st, 2023, the week that everyone was promised new offers. Empty promises of switching over to a new private equity company.
What also made me laugh was that guy who joined the consumer electronics division from Samsung (can’t remember his name) but like every outsider who is hired to shake things up and move things forward they get let go when they don’t agree with the direction they were brought in to shift from and don’t want to nod their heads and approve A new color for the wave music system
Ken's schtick was hilarious. I saw his cooking demo in the CC Aud.
Nobody's ever been able to make crêpes, because it's impossible. Our magical Bose software-driven pots and pans and stoves will finally make crêpes possible. At last, we can enjoy the novel experience of eating crêpes, now that there's finally some complicated tech to make it possible. LOL.
it reminds me of his ranting about how concert sound systems were completely impossible to operate, and they should all be replaced with a weird flagpole gizmo for each individual performer. His example to prove that concert sound systems are no good was the Beatles at Shea Stadium in 1965, as if there were no advances in sound systems since then. Eventually, RoomMatch caught Bose up to the 1990's, in what, the early 2010's? Nobody developing RoomMatch wanted any advice from Ken.
That KJ interview parading the induction stove - which had been ki---d off years before!!! - ranks in the top-10 indicators of sr (lack of) leadership losing touch with the present and future. At the time of this interview, induction stoves were on the market from the usual big names. With KJ trumping "Bose secret labs" doing such a thing. For us at Bose knowing the history - it was an embarrassing and telling grasp for novelty. that clearly wasn't.
Unlike Bose Ride - which after 20 years, was relegated for many years to a show & tell wow (ho-hum) bumping around The Mountian parking lot but never became a product - the Bose Ride IP was sold for micro-cents for the dollars invested. Bose couldn't even sell off the IP on the stove thing.
Im still waiting on that stove that ken jacobs showed off
"Woke"? LOL! Somebody's triggered, poor baby.
Maybe Bose will hire a plethora of V.P.s to add more woke liberal nonsense and get the younger imbeciles to buy more "me too" products. Maybe they will invent a new stovetop stuffing heater with bluetooth.