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

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

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