Entries Tagged as 'Life'

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Happy and A Healthy and A Hearty Welcome

This is probably my last post of 2008 so wanted to wish you all a healthy, happy and prosperous new year. Something happened today that put me in a contemplative mood. My roommate in India (and business colleague) had a horrible allergic reaction to something he ate today while we were visiting the Lotus Temple [...]

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

When I Wasn’t As Smart, I Was Pretty Sure I Knew Everything

When I was a young impressionable lad (think the late 90′s!) I used to write down all my “life lessons” in a marble notebook. I was experiencing and learning so much so quickly that I felt like I needed to put it on paper to make it real, and more importantly, make it part of [...]

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Exploring India

Next week I’m off to India for a few weeks. The primary reason for the trip is to attend the wedding of my colleague and friend Param and his soon to be wife Rohini in New Delhi. From what I have been told, and what the invitation/booklet informs me, a traditional sikh wedding is quite [...]

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

A Story Deserving Of Our Tears

A few weeks ago the deadly and awful terrorist acts in Mumbai drew the attention of the entire world. As the tragic events unfolded I was torn between trying to learn more about what was happening and trying to block it all out. I have a flight booked/trip planned to India at the end of [...]

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Vote

Eight years ago, I remember staying up late into the night watching Election Day coverage plunge into sheer chaos as the closest presidential election in American history unfolded in real time. I was in college, and watching a historical moment in the making seemed like a great way to kill a night hanging with my [...]

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Mission Beach Accomplished (5 years later)

Lately, I’ve found myself reminiscing quite a bit about my San Diego life. I moved there a few months after college and lived there for almost two years. This was triggered by a few events. First, my dad mentioned that September is the last monthly payment on our Jetta. (I say “our” because he generously [...]

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

Failure Is Not Just A River In Egypt

We’ve recently hit a few bumps in the road at Sportsvite and for the first time I can see a path to failure as easily I can see success. Then last week I was in the audience at the NY Tech Meetup. The most successful startups in NYC were presenting their companies and it was [...]

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

What Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up?

Throughout my quarter life I have often asked myself this question. It’s important to have dreams and lofty goals and I’ve always tried to set my expectations high. As my nanny has often said, “Brian, it’s your America”. In my youth I wanted to grow up to be a pro baseball player. It wasn’t about [...]

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Oh What A Beautiful Morning

I wake up in the morning and I’m usually kind of grumpy. Sometimes it takes me as long as a half an hour to snap out of it. I think it’s just my nature. That instant when my alarm clock beeps is often my most irritable moment of the day. If I try to wake [...]

Friday, February 29th, 2008

A Thursday Night — Dodgeball and Mos Def

My Thursday Night I bounced out of work early tonight and headed uptown for some dodgeball playoff action. My team, Dodgeball 2.0, consists of NextNY entrepreneurs and we’ve been enjoying a decent amount of success in our second season. While I’m not in love with dodgeball leagues (awkwardly intense) I’ve enjoyed playing on this team. [...]