On June 24, 1982 British Airways Flight 009 soared above Indonesia.

The Boeing 747 cruised at a calm altitude of 37,000 feet and suddenly a volcano spews ash. Smoke filled the passenger cabin. Engine 2 surged as a blue glow was being ingested by the turbofan blades.

At the flight…


At the end of 2018 Jordan suggested we make a move in the exhibitor space. Nearly all of our sales were done from inbound or outbound marketing and we were missing opportunities from people who had never heard of us.

He pitched a plan where we would be prudent about…


If you have never played Starfox 64, let me tell you, in 1997 it was all the rage. Having control of a futuristic space plane on a 3-D terrain was pure joy.

There was one level which mimicked the Independence Day movie scene where an impenetrable alien ship would hover…


“Koo-nul, where are you from?”
“Oh I’m from New York, but my parents came here from India”
“That’s so nice to see, your family must be one of the
good ones
- Private Equity Investor comment to me in 2019

Earlier this year my brother moved into his new office…


I arrived at Terminal 2, The Queen’s Terminal, London Heathrow International Airport. I tried to shift into UK mode. I played Bohemian Rhapsody in my headphones.

I was here for a meeting with Decanter Wine Awards, a division of Time Magazine. The largest deal our company ever had a chance…


On August 23, 2011, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit the Piedmont region of the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States, at 1:51:04 p.m. local time. The shock wave from that earthquake started causing tremors in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC within minutes.

Tim and I were at a sales meeting at…


Starting the day with a good morning message seems polite but it drives me nuts. I banned it.

Hollywood has done a great job of glorifying what a morning looks like for a business executive. In the movies, you see a business executive walk in. As the executive swaggers towards…


Before WeWork popularized the idea of a co-working space, small businesses just getting their feet off the ground would rent space from “Shared Office Spaces.” These are cube-farms with unpleasant lighting, bad internet, and coffee served from vending machines. …


In rowing, there’s a concept called “open water.” It’s used to describe the distance between two boats at the finish line. In close races, the front of the trailing boat overlaps with the leading boat. That’s normal.

But sometimes, when one crew has truly pulled away from the competition, there’s…


In the movie Air Force One, you might remember the scene where Harrison forward is bobbing around in the sky. His plane lost control and crashed into the ocean as another air force plane, Liberty 24 pulls him in.

As he boards the plane, we hear the pilot radio…

Kunal Johar

Co-Founder of OpenWater Software and Api2PDF

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