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Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

Discussion in 'Jason Stoddard' started by jason stoddard, Jan 23, 2014.
  1. BagelJoe
    Great non-use of the Peter Principle. He stayed at his level of competence and happiness. Good for Roger and lucky for you @RCBinTN to have such a person as mentor.
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  2. artur9
    There's no feeling like being made a manager and then deciding to go back to being "an individual contributor." It's quite liberating! I daresay Roger is wiser than I.
    RCBinTN, GearMe and Byronb like this.
  3. Mr. Pete
    Headphoneus Supremus....I agree with you. I taught high school for 35 years and loved "almost" every day of it. People told me I would make a good/great administrator. I had NO interest. I saw what happened to administrators and how they were removed from daily positive contact from their product...students. I had a few friends who went this route and told me, other than the extra money, they regretted doing it. I think one of the reasons Schiit Audio does so well is that Jason, Mike, etc., are involved in a very personal way with their business. From watching all the videos posted on how they make their products you can see all their staff involvement in making all of the "stuff" they send to us looked "connected" to the company. If you have "happy" workers who believe in your philosophy and pay them a fair wage/benefits you are 99.9% of the way to your company goal(s). I had principals that never came out of their office(s). Afraid to "see" what was really going on all over the building. I have never been a business person but I think it is important to have a very personal interaction with people who work for you. I guess if you run a company, like Apple, it is a whole different thing. There is another company that reminds me of Schiit Audio...California Olive Ranch. Dedicated to make the best 100% olive oil. The stuff is not "analog" but...tasty!! Their limited edition virgin olive oil is their Modi. They love their olive trees like Mike loves his DAC's.
    Hope all of you have a "great" weekend.
    Mr. Pete--------------------------->
    aging hippie
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  4. artur9
    That's true for human beings as shareholders but I'd wager that the majority of shareholders are now corporations (institutional) as well. Corporations seeking to maximize profits to feed other corporations seeking to maximize profits.

    I do not see much hope for shareholder activism to mitigate the excesses of corporations.
  5. D2Girls
    What you say seems logical but I’m just not sure how or why it’d have been that case, as my other two sources, an Arcam CD73 (as transport via digital out;coax) and my computer via USB we’re both fed to the same dac, a Schiit Yggdrasil.
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  6. D2Girls
    Also, do you guys think Schiit will make any announcements following the heels of CES?
  7. Pietro Cozzi Tinin
    Maybe better to swing back from politics to audio.
  8. MWSVette
    Yes, please.

    Political conversations always go south in a hurry....

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  9. Jason Stoddard
    Guys, let's steer clear of politics and personal snipes. Otherwise a bunch of people will be leaving this thread.

    Remember, I'm a moderator of this thread. The reports go to me. If I am trying to get some actual Schiit done on a weekend, and I have to deal with this Schiit instead, it does not put me in a good mood. Nor does it contribute to us either introducing new products, or improving production of current ones.
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  10. Ripper2860
    I have 2 hard and fast rules re: my forum posts …

    1) No politics.
    2) No Religion

    Never ends well and it's the virtual equivalent of wearing a "Kick Me!" sign on your back. :D
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  11. PioBeer
    Looks like Google stopped making Chromecast Audio. I have 5 of them and they are fabulous. Seems like a good opportunity for Schiit to introduce a streamer. Are there any plans for this?
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  12. dieslemat
    Amen to that :)
  13. earnmyturns
    This been raised again and again, and the answer has been clearly NO. Streamers are software-heavy, and Schiit does not want to be in the software business (smart!).
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  14. RCBinTN
    Thanks, he was certainly a smart guy. I learned a ton from him about engineering and hands-on customer service.
    Actually, the hands-on CS was the most interesting. Many times, we were side-by-side on system start-ups.
    Roger trained us (me and my Team) in the trenches. We all, including Roger, walked away with either a level of satisfaction ... or a punch list :)

    His choice to decline the manager's role took me a bit longer, but finally I understood.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
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  15. dieslemat
    So Im only 90% sure if I did it correct but following Archimago’s guide: http://archimago.blogspot.com/2017/09/musings-how-much-amplifier-power-do-you.html?m=1

    I was able to determine that my speaker, Kef R300, rated at 88db, only needs 25W of power. I realized this when im at a distance of 2.5 meters away and added 2 db extra of loudness

    So Im impatiently waiting for the Aegir to come out. The only question for me is having 1 Aegir good enough? Or for better headroom I may get 2 Aegirs
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