Happy Indepedence Day

Independence Day: Agra and the Silicon Valley

On our 70th Independence day (by the way independence from whom?), My thoughts go to the so many people who sacrificed their lives to throw the British out. In a small way, there were some of us (as Indians) in the 60's and 70's who took "arrows in our backs" in the Silicon Valley to… Continue reading

See When did the Silicon Valley begins?

When did the Silicon Valley begin?

Some say it began with the semiconductors in the late sixties and early seventies. But really at that time there were no Personal computers so we must then rely on when PCs came into being. Atari in mid seventies, at least when I came to know this highly innovative company, had started developing the Pong… Continue reading

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

What did Steve Jobs and Bill Gates have in common?

Both had different backgrounds, came from very different families and geographies and both were school dropouts. That did not define them. What defined them was the obsession to succeed. I knew both of them personally and can attest to 3 attributes they both had: hard work, maniacal focus on detail and a "never give up";… Continue reading

Prabhat Jain Monsoon Multimedia

Prabhat Jain from Monsoon Multimedia, appointed Chairman of Clyp Engines Pvt. Ltd.

NOIDA, India, July 24, 2015 – Clyp Engines Private Ltd, announced that Prabhat Jain, a Silicon Valley veteran and visionary was appointed by Clyp Engines as non-executive Chairman. Mr. Jain has founded leading companies and brands such as Vega Deluxe VGA, Vega VRAM, Pro Audio Spectrum, Turtle Beach, Dazzle Multimedia, Emuzed and Vulkano. Prabhat brings with him an extensive network to help… Continue reading

Personal Computers - Color

Who needs Color?

There was a time when all personal computers were monochrome meaning that there was no color on the screens. They came in grey, green or amber screens. Hercules Graphics pioneered by a UC Berkeley student was a big deal. In other words you could see charts and bars on the screens. Walt Broedner, an incredibly… Continue reading

Business Innovation

The Crazy Process of Silicon Valley Innovation

Innovators in the Valley hate market research. We often tend to get obsessed with an idea and develop a solution without worrying if consumers will use our solutions. I will cite some examples from my life. Commodore Computers had a colorful CEO, Jack Tramiel. Now Jack went to the concentration camp in Auschwitz and was… Continue reading

Work as Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur as a Child

I remember being the only kid on my street selling small bars of soap. I was about 7 years old and of course everyone made fun of what I was doing. Such is the life of entrepreneurs. But guess what, many families and kids had never seen such small bars and so they bought them.… Continue reading

The Risks Entrepreneurs Take

The Risks Entrepreneurs Take

Entrepreneurs from Benjamin Franklin to Steve Jobs took risks that most can never imagine. Such as working long hours, not eating properly, being impolite to and distancing their closed ones and then feeling intensely lonely. More often than not, we are broke, living with our passion in sleeping bags, in garages and in cars. (more…) Continue reading

How the Silicon Valley began

How the Silicon Valley began

We are in the mid 70’s. I cannot remember a man who did not have a beard, or any woman who wore a bra. We would gather around in a park in Los Gatos, smoke pot and dream. Honest. That’s how Atari began. Bushnell was inspiring but it was the Al (Alcorn) who developed the… Continue reading

Story of my life by Prabhat Jain

Story of my life

My name is Prabhat Jain. I want to share with you the story of my life of hard work and innovation, and the huge sacrifices I have made in order to help consumers enjoy great products and services globally. Throughout my life which has been mostly spent in the Silicon Valley, Europe and India, I… Continue reading