Three Keys to Running a Happy and Healthy Business

By Heather L. Sidorowicz | October 20, 2016

Recently I conducted a very informal survey on Facebook asking friends what their definition of success was. Answers varied from “waking up,” to “working to live versus living to work,” to “achieving goals.” No one mentioned being rich, because we all know, money cannot buy happiness. This leaves the quandary: can you run a happy company and not be entirely profit driven? 

Day and Date: How Much for Video’s Holy Grail?

By John Sciacca | October 20, 2016

Watching first-run, Hollywood movies in your home the day they come out is pretty much the dream of true home theater ownership. But, if you’re a law-abiding citizen, and care anything about quality, then this has remained a dream for most.

The Internet of Sleep

By Schmoid | October 19, 2016

One of the smart home concepts that crosses my consciousness on a regular basis is that of sleep. It is often combined with wearables and other wrist augmentation devices as part of the fitness push within the smartphone and smart home communities. And that is because sleep is part of fitness. Not getting enough sleep can affect your performance, your health, and your attitude. Heck, I’m staying half fit right now by being half asleep while I write this.

Keeping Your Mind Open

By Todd Anthony Puma | October 18, 2016

I used to think of SnapAV as not that different from Monoprice. Mark Feinberg of Home Theater Advisors started buying all of his mounts, HDMI extenders, HDMI cables, racks, and other gear from SnapAV. I thought he was crazy, buying what I thought was direct-to-consumer crap, until he let me know how wrong I was. 

Five Steps to Stay Committed to Improving Your Business

By Brooks Swift | October 13, 2016

We fail to follow through on new business strategies due to lack of accountability. You can have the most brilliant idea for your business, but if you don't hold yourself accountable to follow through on that idea, then it will be gone as quickly as it was devised.

The Power of Adding Sonos to Our Product Mix

By Todd Anthony Puma | October 11, 2016

I can be a little stubborn. I’ve had my closest friend in the industry chirping in my ear about how well Sonos fits into his product mix and how it has allowed him to close more sales, but I just wouldn’t listen.  Sonos was the devil to me and was at the core of what ailed the industry (lower margins, DIY products, etc., etc.). I’ve definitely changed my tune.

Thinking Beyond Voice Control - What’s Your AI Strategy?

By Jason Griffing | October 10, 2016

Last week’s “Made by Google” event featured a number of new hardware products, including the company’s answer to Amazon Echo, Google Home. As my Residential Systems colleague Michael Heiss recently highlighted, at the core of all these products is the company’s AI initiative. This focus on AI is not just emblematic of the products themselves, but rather it lies at the core of Google’s long term strategic vision; “a move from mobile first to AI first” in the words of its CEO Sundar Pichai.

The Story Behind Our Last-Minute Plan to Exhibit at CEDIA

By Brooks Swift | October 6, 2016

If you had asked me in March if iPoint was going to CEDIA, I would have confidently stated, “No way.” I would never have guessed that by July we would have nearly doubled our dealer base and would be on target to triple the size of our business by the end of the year. At that point CEDIA was only two months away, and we had no plan, no booth, and no budget. So yeah, we decided to go for it.

  1 2 3 4 5  LAST 

Blog Archive

No records found

Blog Search

No records found
Photo GalleriesMore Galleries >
Doug Henderson and Joe Atkins

Doug Henderson (left) president of Bowers & Wilkins Group North America, and Joe Atkins, Bowers & Wilkins global CEO, invited consumer and t...

BMWs, McLarens, and Volvos

Upon arrival, guests experienced Bowers & Wilkins Automotive products in BMW, McLaren, and Volvo cars (the Maserati wasn’t available...

Demo'ing the McLaren

Bowers & Wilkins North America president Doug Henderson show demonstrates how to open the door on the McLaren.

B&W Speakers in the McLaren

Bowers & Wilkins speakers in the McLaren.

B&W Vintage Living Room

Bowers & Wilkins North America president Doug Henderson shows off the company’s vintage living room space, which featured vintage ge...

The B&W LP Collection

Part of the Bowers & Wilkins vintage living room space is this collection of LP covers that represent a seminal album from each of the com...

The B&W Museum

Bowers & Wilkins had to purchase much of the gear in its museum because most discontinued products were not kept over the last 50 years.

The Wisdom of John Bowers

Words to live by from Bowers & Wilkins founder John Bowers

The History of B&W

A timeline of Bowers & Wilkins’ product and company history

Andy Kerr and Martial Rousseau

Senior product manager Andy Kerr and head of research Martial Rousseau from the U.K. Bowers & Wilkins office. They were showing off the ne...

Turbine Head

  The turbine head for the 800 D3 houses the mid-range speakers.

Andy Kerr

Senior product manager Andy Kerr holds up the very heavy solid-body turbine head.

Historical Flagship Products

A look at the company’s flagship products through its 50-year history

The Legendary Diamond Tweeter Dome

To show off the company’s legendary diamond tweeter dome, one was encased in plastic to protect the brittle material. The tweeter domes ...

Demo'ing the 800 D3 Speakers

Bowers & Wilkins’ new demo room showcases its new flagship 800 D2 speakers, which are the outcomes of one of the company’s mos...

800 D3 Close Up

The silver 6-inch FST midrange drive unit of the 800 D3 uses Bower & Wilkins’ new proprietary Continuum woven material. Developed af...

In-wall Demo

Bower & Wilkins’ showcases its in-wall speakers in this space.

The B&W Nautilus

Bower & Wilkins’ legendary Nautilus is 17 years old but just as contemporary now as it was then.

Nautilus Pricing

A wall plaque in the “Nautilus demo room” itemizing the price of the system

Theater Demo

A theater demo showcasing the flexibility of 800 D2 speakers