By Randal M. Shaheen
Bose Corporation is a true American success story. Bose was founded in1964 by Amar Gopal Bose, the American son of a refugee Bengali freedom fighter, who was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and began his career there as an assistant professor. A tinkerer in the best sense of the word, Bose began putting together audio technology products in the 1950s.
Today Bose is a household name and the company's products are celebrated for their high quality. Bose (the company) is also distinguished by the fact that Bose (the man), who held a professorship at MIT for decades, donated the majority of his company's nonvoting shares to his employer. The dividends are used by MIT to advance the mission of the school.