Effecting change

For the last year or so, I have had chronic ankle pain. I have tried various ways to fix or mitigate it. Recently, I started looking at inflammation and foods causing inflammation. While I did not do any specific tests to measure inflammation in my body (don’t know if there are any), I decided to try out the TQI Diet. It is practiced and taught by Kathy Abascal from Vashon Island. My wife had heard about it and asked me to give it a try.

The core theory is that our body’s inflammation response is usually not balanced or measured. By toning it down, it is possible to get relief from chronic conditions.

Here is how it works

  1. Elimination Phase for 3 weeks
  2. Balanced Phase for 2 weeks, with reintroduction
Catalyst Conference Start Up

Indoor maps – here we come! is the most recent company that I am advising.’s CEO Will strikes me as a passionate, hard-working and genuine CEO. His mission – Help people find things indoors. Indoors can be anything – your house, whether you are in a conference, an event or in a mall.  Will seeks to transform static indoor maps into searchable, dynamically updatable objects that can be used for many different purposes.

Already, the app is in Google Play and receiving great ratings and lots of downloads.

I can’t wait to see how far this will go.



Catalyst Fund Raising Start Up Uncategorized

Should you start at least one business in your life?

Until this point, I have not started my own business – creating a product or providing a service or selling anything. Microsoft was great, but do you really take risks there? Bill and Steve took all the risks.

While I have registered a few LLCs before, nothing concrete seemed to come out of it. It was just a way of taking some small tax breaks.

My last 18 months was spent in an established partnership. It was a lot of hustle to convince start-up companies to work with me. Some risk definitely, but still I did not feel I was in control. That is important to me.

This time, it feels very different. 

I have had the opportunity to work with a few CEOs over the last 12 months and I definitely feel the passion and the craziness in their personalities.

I will be doing more of what I think I am good at. Bringing ideas and businesses closer to fruition by being involved. Unblock technical hurdles. Drive business forward. Be a sounding board. Get paid for it, no doubt. Ethics will be my guiding principle. My partners must be happy.

Show a path for the non technologists that business ideas that need software don’t need to be stymied due to lack of technical skills.

I promise to keep visitors of this site and myself updated on my journey. Wish me luck!