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Achilles Tendon Recovery: 7.75 month update

When I checked in three weeks ago, I was just starting to hop and attempt a light jog. In the past three weeks, I’ve been exercising like mad (when I wasn’t busy traveling to Dubai and India) to get ready for my physical therapy appointment today. I’ve even felt good enough to shoot a basketball … Continue reading Achilles Tendon Recovery: 7.75 month update

My First Trip To India (and Dubai)

I recently had the pleasure and privilege of traveling to India (and Dubai) with my old friend Mohanjit Jolly, co-founder of the Iron Pillar Fund. In partnership with Iron Pillar and Sequoia India, I spoke at a number of events to spread the gospel of blitzscaling, as well as taking a brief detour to see … Continue reading My First Trip To India (and Dubai)

Achilles Tendon Recovery: 7 month update

The last time I posted one of these updates, I was hoping that I would be able to work on running and jumping again within a month or two. Well, in my last physical therapy session, which took place right after the 7 month anniversary of my injury, my therapist had me run and jump–sort … Continue reading Achilles Tendon Recovery: 7 month update

Book Review: Uncanny Valley

“Fish do not see water.” (Count Hayashi) I first came to Silicon Valley in the Fall of 1990, when I started my freshman year at Stanford. Since then, other than a five-year stint in Boston (or rather, Cambridge), I have lived in Silicon Valley, all within a five mile radius of my original freshman dorm. … Continue reading Book Review: Uncanny Valley

Achilles Tendon Recovery: 6 month update

This is the 10th in a series of updates about my Achilles tendon rupture and recovery. When I last wrote about this topic at the four month mark, my surgeon had given my repaired tendon a clean bill of health, but I was still working on recovering from the muscle atrophy resulting from the injury, … Continue reading Achilles Tendon Recovery: 6 month update

Why I Support The Women’s Startup Lab (and You Should Too)

I strongly believe that it is important to give back to the world, both because it is the right thing to do, and because giving back is a key practice for improving one’s mental health and happiness. But while others might decide to volunteer to help build shelters for the needy, I know that I’d … Continue reading Why I Support The Women’s Startup Lab (and You Should Too)

Achilles rupture recovery update: Final post-surgery appointment (4 months)

This is likely to be my last Achilles tendon injury update for a while (knock on wood). On the 5th, I had my final post-surgery appointment. My surgeon gave me a clean bill of health, telling me, “At this point, you are much more likely to tear your healthy Achilles tendon than to injure your … Continue reading Achilles rupture recovery update: Final post-surgery appointment (4 months)