Sun on a San Francisco window frame #california (at Russian Hill)
On Being a Pilot Fish
What I’ve think I’ve figured out working at Microsoft:
1. This job gives me great exposure of the investment theories, startup cultures, and developer ideologies held by people in a global startup ecosystem.
2. If it is developing, nascent or innovative, it’s really happening through some kind of connection with Microsoft.
3. There is the world we know, and then there is the world, the real world, that we have never seen. The choice you make to see what you don’t know is your business. But it makes great business.
I’m really grateful for this job. It has taught me a hell of a lot in a few short months. Thank you Sumaya Kazi, for your magical connection making. Thank you Sahana Ullagaddi for our continuing conversation and our work on the frontier. Thank you Stephen Chen for the very good conversations we had in NYC, and for continually believing in me and convincing me that my weird way of thinking actually has merit.
I’ll continue to thank people throughout the months — it’s just so gauche and maudlin to thank them all in a post — but I have one more thank you.
And thank you Silicon Valley for letting me swim around you like a pilot fish.
Photos of dogs at Fort Funston, California,
Fallen Leaf Lake, near South Tahoe, near the Desolation Wilderness in the Sierra Nevada
Tern flying over Pebble Beach, California, on the way home to San Francisco, October 21, 2012.
Waxing crescent, over Big Sur, California, October 20, 2012
Just outside of Big Sur, California, October 19, 2012
Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, California
Went out to watch the kite surfers today.
The Ferris Wheel Swing in Santa Cruz