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Need to get my hands on The Secret.

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Anil Gupte has suggested me to read a book called “The Secret” and watch the movie too. Seems like the basic wisdoms of life have been very well written in this book.

By the way, I see that this book in has a ranking of #2. Must be really nice. The book has close to 994 reviews. The highest ranking and number of reviews I have ever seen for a book so far.

Need to get my hands on the book.


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April 14, 2007 at 12:37 am

Posted in AboutMe, Book, General

Dinner with a great person and an entrepreneur.

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Yesterday I had the opportunity to catch up with my friend, customer and mentor  – Anil Gupte here in Hong Kong. He is on a trip to Hong Kong to attend the Electronics fair that is being held in Hong Kong’s Asia World Expo. 

He is an entrepreneur and a technologist par excellence and a great human being. A serial entrepreneur  having built and sold successful IT firms in the US. He is currently working on his new venture and I had the opportunity to help him build a part of his system, while I was working as a free lance developer / consultant back in India.

Anil is a great teacher and a mentor. He is the one from where I get most of my first hand  lessons on entrepreneurship. The other mentor being my father who has been a successful businessman since the past 30 + years.

Anil is a fighter, persistent, confident, positive, logical, patient, humble, down-to-earth and as he mentions he is not meant to fit into the corporate space. He loves challenges and looks at exploring life to the fullest.

He joined us for dinner at home last night.

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April 13, 2007 at 11:31 pm

My first experience with social networking.

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I created my login – shabbirhusain in orkut over the weekend.

This was the very first time I closely interacted with a “social networking” website. The concept is brilliant. Search for your friends, communities and get connected to them. And in turn to a huge network of like minded people, which other wise would have been close to impossible to imagine to grow and get connected so quickly and easily.

I found the user interface of orkut very simple and plain. I was having difficulty searching the users using a different location criteria. The only 2 options I was getting was “hong kong” and “everywhere”. Anyways I will try and figure that out.

I am glad to have got in touch with 2 of my friends. Kensy Joseph from my school days in Kuwait and Manasi Sathe from Fergusson College days in Pune.

I am going to continue searching for friends and like minded people over orkut. Especially for those interested in forging a partnership with me in starting a tech firm. I am eagerly looking out for enthusiastic and talented partners to get the venture kick started. Cheers!

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December 28, 2006 at 10:54 am

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My Skype id is: shabbirhusain

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I have created an account for myself in Skype.

And my Skype id is “shabbirhusain“. 

Let me know your skype id too and we can be in touch.

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October 25, 2006 at 4:10 pm

Posted in AboutMe, Skype