Triumph of the Nerds

I'm having a motivation/nerd style movie marathon this weekend; it’s a way to relax after a hectic week somewhere in between working on three projects simultaneously and driving back and forth to Vegas for about 16 hours; which stands next to my only previous record of 17 hours from LA to Roswell, NM.


Anyways, Rob gave me startup.com and The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires which, I must say are page turners of the movies. I liked Pirates of Silicon Valley but I like these more; they seem to have more substance and authenticity to it, must be because of seeing too much Gates and Jobs in it. I'm sure in 2010, there would be a full length episode about Google, from $85 to $285 and becoming an $80bn company.


Now I'm off to watch Aviator, another story of vision and enthusiasm unfolding. Now that reminds me of a quote my MIL's put on her fridge.


You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.
Dr. James G. Bilkey


Talking about traveling, we recently drive 3500 miles in 4 days; from LA to Golden Valley, AZ, Roswell, NM, Dallas, TX, and Houston, TX and back; it was a killer trip, we had a blast. I don't know many people who have done it or even consider it as a possibility (most of them thought of us as insane). The idea was sparked from LA Times article about 14 days - 48 states which, I believe is easily achievable providing some “well wisher“convince my car rental friend to give me unlimited mileage and Microsoft MapPoint sponsorship for gas and motels to crash in. Now that I think about it, I should write down places I've been to, in case I forget 🙂


Asia


Pakistan, Dubai, Qatar.


Europe


England, Switzerland, France, Germany, Netherlands (Holland), Belgium


North America


United States (California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Ohio)


Now it seems like I have a whole lot to cover; Better start working on it.

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