(copy of farewell email, printed with permission)
How many times in our lives do we get an opportunity to work on a product like Swype that has the potential to touch lives of billions of people? Once, if we are lucky. Twice, if we are golden! (people like Cliff :-)). I find myself lucky to be part of the successful Swype journey and am writing this email to express my gratitude.
It was about 1.5 years ago that in the pursuit of my following my heart, I’d said bye to the mothership Microsoft, joined the Swype family and had very passionately demoed Swype to Bill Gates that week. The Swype journey with the team has been incredible – it provided me an opportunity to work with our OEM customers in Asia, on Swype features, as well as on evangelization. All along, I feel I’ve grown immensely and most importantly have become a better person. Thank you for helping me grow! Many thanks to Nuance as well for the acquisition!
If I can do anything for anyone including references, introductions or connections, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Today, I’m following my heart a step further wrt entrepreneurship. I’m joining a very early stage startup called Clipboard as their Product Manager. www.clipboard.com Clipboard service allows you to clip, save and share parts of web pages. The service is in private beta invite mode only. If you want try it out, please go to www.clipboard.com/register and use the invite code “just4u”
I’m also making trailer of my next film “520East” in 2012…
Finally please enjoy this quick video I made for some sweet memories from Swype…