Jason Hiner and Lyndsey Glipin are busy writing their book, Follow the Geeks. They are serially sharing the book one chapter at a time — a great idea and if I was to ever write a book, it would be pretty much my preferred mode of writing. The book is about new media innovators and the latest chapter is about me, mostly about my reluctant gamble on Gigaom. Reading the chapter has been bitter sweet as it is full of memories and it has left me with a lot of “what ifs.” It was a reminder that the story of my life is still being written. Thanks Jason and Lyndsey for including me in the book! Read the chapter!
If anything past few weeks have been a big lesson in humility, in understanding humanity and also a reaffirmation that random kindness of strangers far outweighs the preening and posturing of others. Some have written handwritten notes, others have emailed, many have tweeted and messaged, and others sent me messages on Facebook — saddened by the loss of … Continue reading Gigaom’s Culture of Context Lives On
At the end of the classic war movie, Force 10 from Navarone, as explosions go off in the dam and from the outside, it seems nothing has happened and the attempts to blow it up are futile. And then slowly fissures appear and before you know it the dam is breached. For the past few … Continue reading You’ve Got (No)Mail
In my life as a professional prognosticator, I have been wrong more often than not. There was a time when I thought Qwest was going to be the 800 pound gorilla of telecom because they had bet big on IP. Oops! They were a scam wrapped in a scandal. There was that time when I thought Hulu was … Continue reading Predictions are a risky business
Last Friday was the 12th anniversary of day when I posted my first blog post on Gigaom.com, and starting what would later (in June 2006) become a company. (Up until Dec. 13, 2001, GigaOM was nothing more than a repository for my previously published articles and résumé.) These have been an interesting dozen years, where we have seen blogging … Continue reading In 12 years of blogging, the more things change, the more they stay the same