President Obama's Newruz message to Iran

Joi writes about President Obama's Nowruz message:
US President Obama posted a YouTube video on The White House site. "This year, the President wanted to send a special message to the people and government of Iran on Nowruz, acknowledging the strain in our relations over the last few decades. 'But at this holiday we are reminded of the common humanity that binds us together,' he says."

The video has Persian subtitles.

Very impressive. Although some might argue that it's not enough and others that it's too much, I really like the respectful tone and change from the tone of the previous administration.



A proud dad - Oreo (not the cookie)

Yesterday, the electronic procurement company Oreo (no, not the cookie!) was acquired by Eniro (OMXS: ENRO), the leading Nordic search directory company. You can read the Swedish press release, or an English article on Wall Street Journal [subscribers only].

I worked as CEO for the company during 2005-2006, releasing the first public version of the service and signing the first customers and partners. Congrats to all my friends at Oreo, as well as the investors who have kept on believing and investing during these years!

Disclaimer: I am (or since yesterday: was) a small shareholder of Oreo.

A proud dad - our baby girl

On Feb. 28, we were blessed with our third child: a wonderful baby girl. She is absolutely gorgeous and wonderful, of course :)