A Heart-to-Heart with GigaOM Readers


Happy New Year. As you may have noticed, my byline hasn’t been up on the site for a few days. That’s because the holidays weren’t exactly my most jolly.

I had a heart attack on Dec. 28. I was able to walk into the hospital for treatment that night and have been recovering here ever since. With the support of my family and my team, I am on the road to a full recovery. I am going to be OK.

Katie and Liz and the rest of the team will be posting updates on my progress on the site. I’ll be back and writing again as soon as possible.

Now living a healthier life isn’t just one of my New Year’s resolutions, it’s doctor’s orders. Friends and family have purged my apartment of smokes, scotch and all my favorite fatty foods — I am even going to be drinking decaf. I won’t be refashioning my avatar’s stogie with a celery stick, but I will be taking better care of my health.

I hope you do, too.

Best wishes,

An important note from Managing Editor Carolyn Pritchard: If anyone wants to send get-well messages to Om, please do so in the comments section of this post – we will make sure he sees each and every one of them. If you have story ideas or tips you want to pass on for the site, please send them via email to info at gigaom dot com. Please check the site for the most up-to-date info. on his progress. Thanks to everyone for their support and understanding.



Ariana, Clément and myself are thinking of you. We are relieve to learn you are on the road to full recovery my friend. Take good care of yourself. Until later, peace + love. [a]

Erik Schwartz

Take care.

Better a little one now than a big one later.


Very glad to read that you are recovering after a heart attack, I hope you get well soon.
Take care and wishes for a speedy recovery.

Mark Carlson

Wow, so sorry to hear that. Hope you are better soon. Thinking maybe you should send your friends to clean out my house.

Andy Abramson

Your other doctor is ready to visit as soon as we are back. Both Helene and I are as concerned as anyone and are there for anything you may need.

Here’s to a speedy recovery, and we’re on the team to ENFORCE your resolutions.

Touch the smokes I break your fingers…Helene says she’ll break more than that.

Get well my brother,



Hey buddy
Hope you get well soon..this was a shocker and glad to hear you’re doing well now. Go easy on yourself now…


Don’t worry about the blog. We’re all on RSS anyway… we’ll be here. Take care of yourself!

Daryll Strauss

Om, I always enjoy your blog, podcasts, and insights in general. Follow the docs orders and you’ll do fine. It really won’t be so bad. All the best wishes!

Jonathan Fingas

So sorry to hear, Om — I certainly hope you get better quickly. Your team has been doing very well in keeping up the relevant work, and I’m sure things will only get better once you come back.

Sean Williams


Glad to hear you are okay. I was surprised to find out that I had high blood pressure this past year and have jumped into a exercise and diet program to combat it.

Take your time recovering. Your family and friends are the most important things in the world. I’ll be praying for a swift recovery.


James Yu

It’s good to hear you’re making a recovery. Take it easy and get better! We’re all sending our best wishes.


Man, take it easy. I read your blog every day, and I hope you make a full recovery. You can scale down from GigaOm to MegaOm and still be the best blog out there.


Best wishes for a much improved New Year. :-)

Your site has been invaluable to anyone wanting to keep up with the consequences of the new networks.

Thanks…and good wishes.

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