Back in the day, I used to publish the Daily Om as a way to collect, collate and share some of the best stuff about our industry that I read on the Internet. Given that we were all suffering from the post-bubble hangover, there was a paucity of good articles worth reading. It made perfect sense to find and share them with a larger audience.
Fast forward 16 years and we now have a different problem: There is just way too much stuff being written about technology. Unfortunately, most of the writing that dominates our attention and the social space is bad behavior, scandals, fundraising and valuations. It is actually less about technology, its innovations and its business. It’s not that people aren’t covering those things — it’s just that it’s getting buried in the general narrative around the industry being bad actors.
So, I thought, why not start another blog where I link to evergreen articles that I find are worth reading and are focused on technology and its business? Why not create a place where anyone who’s curious can find smart writing, great analysis and insights on new technological breakthroughs? It is not about sharing too many pieces but sharing the right kind of pieces — ones that I have read and about which I have something to say.
I want to share articles that actually take today’s news and make sense of it, such as Stacey’s analysis of Broadcom’s $103 billion offer for Qualcomm. Tomorrow it could very well be share links to podcast episodes, video interviews, documentaries or just data graphics that take you to a different place and enrich your mind.
How do you get these links? Well, if you follow me on Twitter, Linkedin or Facebook, then you don’t have to do anything. If you want to visit the website, check out Om.blog. Since I am on WordPress, you can also follow the site or get alerts about new posts. I am always open to reading good stuff — so go ahead and send it along — just be discerning and don’t waste my time with news blurbs.
November 7, 2017, San Francisco