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Om’s Story

There are very few people in the tech journalism/blogging space who can turn dull facts and events into amazing stories. Om Malik is one of them. I don’t recall ever not being captivated by his write-ups. So when I came across this fascinating Story of the man himself, I sat up and took notice. Lots of interesting facts and life lessons. Like this one on a wrong career move:

At the height of the dot com bubble, he left Forbes at the end of 1999 to join Hambrecht & Quist, Asia Pacific as an investment manager, and moved to San Francisco. For the first and only time in his life, Om had made a career move based solely on money instead of logic and passion. And it was a mistake.

.. and this heartwrenching account of his state of mind after the Gigaom collapse:

“It was my life for 14 years. I gave up everything for it,” he said. “I had no social relationships. I didn’t get married. I stayed alone focused on this one thing, because it’s the only thing that mattered to me. And towards the end when I thought things were going great, I thought I could just step away, that my child was grown up. And it wasn’t.”

You are not going to regret spending time on this one. Must read.



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