BOSE CORPORATION - John Wawrzonek

An important component will be reciprocity. A second component will be that idologies of any kind are chains on the mind and spirit. Evolutionary psychology tells us that we have a need, understandably, to form tribes. In the past tribes were necessary for survival. Today they provide many kinds of comfort and something very dangerous: thie idea that our ideas are the right ones. This is true in one way, that the central idea is based on the univerality of being human, that the satisfactions and joy of being human are understood and that the only idea that guides the tribe is, within the context of a universal humanity, is to make all things better.

20Ideologies come in many different flavors. The silliest and most backward is conservatism advocating low taxes and small government. There is no room in this ideology for reciprocity, the relationship between different peoples, the betterment of other's circumstances or betterment of any kind except to make the rich richer.

It parallels the Christian idea of the prosperity gospel.

For climate it ties everyones hands and leaves them free to watch the world around them crash as their brains freeze in the heat of a warming globe.

I had a wonderful opportunity to experience this in my work life. While at MIT I decided that the field I was pursuing for my MS degree did not suit me, and the love that brought me to MIT, that of music and sound systems. I knocked on the door of Professor Amar Bose the only faculty working in this field. He took me to his lab and within one second I knew i was home.

Dr. Bose at that time had a company with four employees. After competing all my requirementsn for a PhD I decided that 7 years of "The Institute" was enough at which point Dr. Bose said "dod you want a job," and so I beame the fith employee of Bose Corporation.

Again the question is what does this have to do with the climate.

Many years later I was told that the only measure of a company was shareholder value. To Dr. Bose there were three things: develop insite as to what will make a better product and then make that product in an environment that made better products and was a joy to work there. I stayed for 23 years until I became a photographer of the landscape, a product of the climate and the people who love it and what it creates.

An important component will be reciprocity. A second component will be that idologies of any kind are chains on the mind and spirit. Evolutionary psychology tells us that we have a need, understandably, to form tribes. In the past tribes were necessary for survival. Today they provide many kinds of comfort and something very dangerous: thie idea that our ideas are the right ones. This is true in one way, that the central idea is based on the univerality of being human, that the satisfactions and joy of being human are understood and that the only idea that guides the tribe is, within the context of a universal humanity, is to make all things better.

20Ideologies come in many different flavors. The silliest and most backward is conservatism advocating low taxes and small government. There is no room in this ideology for reciprocity, the relationship between different peoples, the betterment of other's circumstances or betterment of any kind except to make the rich richer.

It parallels the Christian idea of the prosperity gospel.

For climate it ties everyones hands and leaves them free to watch the world around them crash as their brains freeze in the heat of a warming globe.

I had a wonderful opportunity to experience this in my work life. While at MIT I decided that the field I was pursuing for my MS degree did not suit me, and the love that brought me to MIT, that of music and sound systems. I knocked on the door of Professor Amar Bose the only faculty working in this field. He took me to his lab and within one second I knew i was home.

Dr. Bose at that time had a company with four employees. After competing all my requirementsn for a PhD I decided that 7 years of "The Institute" was enough at which point Dr. Bose said "dod you want a job," and so I beame the fith employee of Bose Corporation.

Again the question is what does this have to do with the climate.

Many years later I was told that the only measure of a company was shareholder value. To Dr. Bose there were three things: develop insite as to what will make a better product and then make that product in an environment that made better products and was a joy to work there. I stayed for 23 years until I became a photographer of the landscape, a product of the climate and the people who love it and what it creates.

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