Remembering when the Chairman of AIWA US punched me in the face: Joe Born on Taco Tuesday by Yak Channel Podcast Network published on 2018-05-05T01:47:35Z This week finds me interviewing AIWA US Chairman Joe Born, a brilliant business leader, inventor and creative mind who I also happened to graduate high school with. In this episode, sponsored by Boost Mobile, we shared a Taco Tuesday at El Carrito (6019 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60659) and talked about: "We've known each other for literal decades." Joe's 90s invention, "The Skip Doctor." The notion of entrepreneurship, from raising capital to commitment: This shit is hard. The Foremost Liquors next to El Carrito and its involvement in our high school years. My go-to? Old City Grocery on Devon Avenue. Joe's memory of me in high school? Accidentally punching me in the chin. My memory of Joe in high school? A brooding, earnest intensity. Why I missed the most recent gathering of old high school friends. "Life as an entrepreneur is just not routine." Working in an office is accurately portrayed by "Dilbert." How did Joe come to take over AIWA? (When we were kids, the Born family didn't run AIWA.) Best Rush album? I steer Joe to his answer. The magnificent AIWA Exos-9, and the importance of creating a real home stereo experience with a Bluetooth speaker. Does AIWA have a birthday club? Why does Spoon sound like Billy Joel? Joe shares an AIWA product on the podcast, and a way to get in early on AIWA product development. I make Joe repeat the high school punching story. AIWA Labs: It's not just dogs.