What a year!

It’s already 2007 in many parts of the world. We have 13 more hours to go here. Happy New Years!

2006 saw a lot of change in my life. Published a book, which has done very well. Mom dying. Quitting an awesome job and starting with a startup that doesn’t have an assured future. Moving. Sold and bought a house. Got a BMW and a big screen. Tons of traveling. Starting a new video show (in first three months have interviewed more than 50 CEOs).

Hopefully 2007 sees a little more steadiness, but I bet it’ll be just as chaotic as 2006. My son becomes a teenager in 14 days. Yikes. The years are ticking off awfully fast.

Here’s hoping that 2007 is a great one for you and your families. See ya on the other side.

Comments

  1. Robert!

    Rather than happy new year I’ll say “Joy and happiness for the rest of your life!”

    Change implies action and action is what we all need (especially me!) to make 2007 the best year ever.

    May 2007 bring inspired actions to you, Maryam and Patrick!

  2. Robert!

    Rather than happy new year I’ll say “Joy and happiness for the rest of your life!”

    Change implies action and action is what we all need (especially me!) to make 2007 the best year ever.

    May 2007 bring inspired actions to you, Maryam and Patrick!

  3. Best wishes to you, Maryam and Patrick in 2007, Robert. It was a crazy year and I’m sure you’re correct in that 2007 will bring additional change. Change is inevitable and how we react to its uncontrollable nature is what defines us. Watching your reactions to changes in 2006 was an enjoyable ride; looking forward to the new year!

  4. Best wishes to you, Maryam and Patrick in 2007, Robert. It was a crazy year and I’m sure you’re correct in that 2007 will bring additional change. Change is inevitable and how we react to its uncontrollable nature is what defines us. Watching your reactions to changes in 2006 was an enjoyable ride; looking forward to the new year!

  5. I’m sure 2007 will bring large changes to my life as well. I hope to network more deeply with even more people in the blogosphere (and elsewhere) and I’m sure those people will be the foundation of my continued transformation.

    Happy New Year to all! Please feel free to reach out. :)

  6. I’m sure 2007 will bring large changes to my life as well. I hope to network more deeply with even more people in the blogosphere (and elsewhere) and I’m sure those people will be the foundation of my continued transformation.

    Happy New Year to all! Please feel free to reach out. :)

  7. Hey Robert,

    I discovered your blog this year and read it nearly three times a day. I hope 2007 will be a great year for you and your family!

    Thanks for all the fantastic posts

  8. Hey Robert,

    I discovered your blog this year and read it nearly three times a day. I hope 2007 will be a great year for you and your family!

    Thanks for all the fantastic posts

  9. Happy new year Bro!!! It took awhile but I finally found out how to talk to you. More Bloggin’ in 2007!

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    emotion – any strong feeling
    Verb 1. awe – inspire awe in; “The famous professor awed the undergraduates”
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  11. awe – a profound emotion inspired by a deity; “the fear of God”
    reverence, veneration, fear
    emotion – any strong feeling
    Verb 1. awe – inspire awe in; “The famous professor awed the undergraduates”
    affright, fright, frighten, scare – cause fear in; “The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me”
    cow, overawe – subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)

  12. Anonymous: my dad just bought a Toyota Hybrid. Nice idea, but those cars are much more expensive than regular ones (usually $2,000 to $6,000 more). So, you gotta drive a lot of miles to make up the difference. And my Ford is paid off, so if I bought a new car I’d have a car payment to make. Although now that I wrecked the front, that’s something that’s a little more attractive to me.

  13. Anonymous: my dad just bought a Toyota Hybrid. Nice idea, but those cars are much more expensive than regular ones (usually $2,000 to $6,000 more). So, you gotta drive a lot of miles to make up the difference. And my Ford is paid off, so if I bought a new car I’d have a car payment to make. Although now that I wrecked the front, that’s something that’s a little more attractive to me.

  14. It was such a pleasure to meet you in Greensboro. I am confident that 2007 will have many good things for us all. As the mom of a 15 year old, all I have to say is, hold on to your hat! It is an exhilarating but sometimes exhausting trip with these young ones through turbulent years in a crazy world.

    All the best to you, Maryam and Patrick!

  15. It was such a pleasure to meet you in Greensboro. I am confident that 2007 will have many good things for us all. As the mom of a 15 year old, all I have to say is, hold on to your hat! It is an exhilarating but sometimes exhausting trip with these young ones through turbulent years in a crazy world.

    All the best to you, Maryam and Patrick!

  16. [...] Robert wrote a little bit about this year already, I don’t think my year has been nearly as exciting, though it has certainly had its share of both personal and professional ups and downs.  Regardless, as I’ve been mulling over this post (over the last couple hours), I think my main focus is looking forward.  Looking back, while good to help prevent making the same mistakes twice (the old those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it idea), tends to make my writing a tad maudlin, so let’s not. [...]

  17. Happy new year Robert to you and your family and friends. It was fantastic meeting up in London in Decemeber and hopefully you will get another chance soon to come back over this side of the pond.

    In the meantime I look forward to many more hours of podtech.

    cheers,

    Nige

    PS: it would be awsome if you could get some video gaming angle on the show (professioanl gamers, perhpas video a LAN party (go to QakeCon), some big names in the gaming arena etc …

  18. Happy new year Robert to you and your family and friends. It was fantastic meeting up in London in Decemeber and hopefully you will get another chance soon to come back over this side of the pond.

    In the meantime I look forward to many more hours of podtech.

    cheers,

    Nige

    PS: it would be awsome if you could get some video gaming angle on the show (professioanl gamers, perhpas video a LAN party (go to QakeCon), some big names in the gaming arena etc …

  19. Getting at risk to the entrepreneurship side !!! Isn’t it like coming back to childhood? With great expectations, emotions .. and so much more to come .. !!
    I started my first “real” company 2 years ago .. it’s now more and more enjoyable than ever !!! Growth, pleasure and passion !! Just about handling new ideas day to day !! Just GREAT !!!

  20. Getting at risk to the entrepreneurship side !!! Isn’t it like coming back to childhood? With great expectations, emotions .. and so much more to come .. !!
    I started my first “real” company 2 years ago .. it’s now more and more enjoyable than ever !!! Growth, pleasure and passion !! Just about handling new ideas day to day !! Just GREAT !!!

  21. Happy Birthday Patrick and welcome to a new era Robert. Your soon to be teen has a wonderful life planned. From your travels, photos, posts the family unit looks incredible. My best to your family in the new year. Drop by the blog sometime if you want to talk parenting teen lingo.

    Regards,

    Joe Bruzzese

  22. Happy Birthday Patrick and welcome to a new era Robert. Your soon to be teen has a wonderful life planned. From your travels, photos, posts the family unit looks incredible. My best to your family in the new year. Drop by the blog sometime if you want to talk parenting teen lingo.

    Regards,

    Joe Bruzzese