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Startup Guide: Darden Reboot Chat – transcript of the EVC, DSAS event

Thank you very much for showing up for my chat. My name is Jawwad Ahmed Farid and I am a failure. Before I became a member of Failure anonymous, I always wanted to be a winner. I wanted my own world record; see myself where you see Mr. Usain Bolt; ideally with a medal or […]

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Startup Mentor: Darden Reboot DSAS, EVC event

It takes a lot to fill up an empty room. Specially with smart people, who are paying good money to get a great education at a top ranked business school and have already had a roster of highly ranked speakers appear before them. But the Darden EVC and DSAS societies managed to do just that […]

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Startup Guide: CEO Club session at Columbia Business School

Thanks to Hasan, Carolyn, Ben and the CEO and SABA members for first arranging the session at Columbia Business at such short notice and then showing up in strenght at 8 am on a Monday morning. I was pleasantly surprised by the size and the enthusiasim of the audience. And as Hasan and Carolyn put […]

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A moment of silence, if you please…

At the stroke of midnight yesterday, Adnan Haider Rizvi, able bodied dreamer, bonded in servitude at IBM, heart breaker of girl friends of East European origins and noted Dubai socialite, pulled the plug on Lootmaar.com. I had been the attending physician, the counsel of record, the peddler on the street, the bearer of signs from […]

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The Reboot presentation at TIECON, Karachi – Revisited

The TIECON 2009, Karachi, 4th November 2009, Reboot presentation was the first time I was able to shrink the story in under 20 minutes. Spent three days putting the presentation together but it will be a while before I am able to get to an editor that will run the presentation and the video coverage […]

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The Society of Actuaries interview

Sam Philips interview for the Actuary was the first published review received by BSOD/Reboot. Though a little dated, it is still relevant. Sam also talks about the book in a sidebar

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The original Blue Screen of Death Launch post

A walk down memory lane, old backup drives and fossilized emails produced this mail shot from early 2006. How’s that for perspective? At the business school orientation for new arrivals, a fellow student asked me why I was at Columbia. My response drew a look of confusion – “I always wanted to write a book, […]

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Reboot on ITLOW and CIO WebStudio

Jehan does a very flattering post (all of it is true) and a great interview on the CIO webstudio covering the book. More pictures of the book (for you Mohtashim) and moa.

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Reboot. Advice from a failure

Hunting the great white shark deep in the barrier reef, bare handed, is not a common hobby. It is just as common as starting up organically, bootstrapping, working for yourself, and taking crazy risks not just with your life but with your entire family’s future. Yet we all dream of it when fate brings us […]

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