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Lenovo Thinks Hiring Ashton Kutcher As a Product Engineer Is a Smart Idea

30
Oct
2013

“Product engineer” aren’t usually the two words that come to mind when we hear the name Ashton Kutcher, but apparently nightmares do come true. The tech wunderkind has passed the interview process and is joining the computer company Lenovo in a role that he’s struggling to explain. USA Today is reporting that Mr. Kutcher’s dual role of product engineer and celebrity spokesbot will involve him flying to China to meet with Lenovo engineers and executives to offer technical advice that the actor is most certainly qualified to give. To his credit, Mr. Kutcher studied biochemical engineering at University of Iowa so he does knows something. Mr. Kutcher provided an non-answer on why this partnership materialized (we assume the real story involves lots of money). “If you look at my career, what’s constant is I like to take risks — so does Lenovo,” he said, adding “Lenovo is all about innovation and strong leadership.” So, this is not at all like his investment in Path?

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