The Indistructibles

When I bought the Palm Pilot 5000, I could legitimately call myself one of the “early adopters”. I still remember the excitement with which I drove to the Circuit City (somewhere near Park Ridge, Illinois). And I couldn’t wait to return to the office and lay my hands on the beauty. Some years later, I was buying …

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A Jan Koum anecdote

I never met Jan Koum during my 8 years in Yahoo. I met Brian Acton during his days with Yahoo! Shopping (or was it Yahoo! Finance?) There’s a funny anecdote I remember about Jan though. The year was 1999. Squarely in the middle of the dot-com boom days. Yahoo’s offices were in 3420 Central Expressway, Santa Clara. …

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Leaving Hotel California

It’s been a little over four years since I wrote Why are we moving back to India now? I thought of our R2I decision this morning as I read Tim Kreider’s brilliantly insightful and wonderfully written The ‘Busy’ Trap on New York Times. The following two passages caught my attention. Almost everyone I know is busy. They feel anxious …

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A Time to Qik

I’ve always been an early adopter of technologies. Shortly after I moved to the Bay Area in ’98, I bought the 1st generation Palm Pilot 5000 – absolutely loved it & evangelized the hell out of it (not that many of my Bay Area friends & acquaintances needed persuasion). When I joined Online Anywhere in …

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