I remember the first time I ever heard a Kanye track. It was 9th grade and I was bundled up in a freezing car waiting in a mall parking lot listening to the radio. See back in the day, the Beat 94.5 would air a weekly segment on underground and upcoming artists every Wednesday. This weekly show was adapted from the late-night hip-hop stations of 102.7 & 96.1 in the early 2000’s. I remember DJ FlipOut was setting up the next track, which was “Through the Wire.” He said that Kanye was an upcoming artist who was going to change the game forever. As soon as the distorted sample of Chaka Khan’s “Through the Fire” hit my ears I knew he was right.

Kanye’s an asshole nowadays but back then he was hungry. Sometimes an artists greatest work is when they’re in the early stages of their career laying their heart, mind and soul on the line.

I remember the first time I ever heard a Kanye track. It was 9th grade and I was bundled up in a freezing car waiting in a mall parking lot listening to the radio. See back in the day, the Beat 94.5 would air a weekly segment on underground and upcoming artists every Wednesday. This weekly show was adapted from the late-night hip-hop stations of 102.7 & 96.1 in the early 2000’s. I remember DJ FlipOut was setting up the next track, which was “Through the Wire.” He said that Kanye was an upcoming artist who was going to change the game forever. As soon as the distorted sample of Chaka Khan’s “Through the Fire” hit my ears I knew he was right.

Kanye’s an asshole nowadays but back then he was hungry. Sometimes an artists greatest work is when they’re in the early stages of their career laying their heart, mind and soul on the line.

Drones on drones on drones.

Drones on drones on drones.

"Stay on my craft and stick around for those pounds,
But I do that to pass the torch and put on for my town
Trust me. On my I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T shit hustlin,
Chasing dreams since I was fourteen with the four track bussing
Halfway cross that city with the backpack, fat cat, crushing.

Labels out here,
Now they can’t tell me nothing
We give that to the people,
Spread it across the country
Labels out here,
Now they can’t tell me nothing
We give it to the people,
Spread it across the country”

Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 

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Happy New Year! #2014

Happy New Year! #2014

The Bet-the-Company Pivot That Led to Nimble Storage’s IPO

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In July 2009, Varun Mehta—a first-time founder—was driving toward a courageous decision: giving up a sure success for a long shot at disrupting a major category.

Nimble Storage, the company he started 18 months earlier with Umesh Maheshwari, was testing its product, a flash-based caching appliance, or “cacher,” that sat on top of existing storage systems and dramatically improved I/O performance. Beta customers loved the cacher and it looked like a hit. Shockingly, Varun and Umesh wanted to kill it. Instead, they proposed building a primary-storage system that incorporated flash, a much bigger opportunity, but a far riskier one.

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Nelson Mandela

(Rest in peace)

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