Om has heart attack, feeling better

It’s great news to hear that Om Malik is feeling better after his heart attack. On behalf of everybody at VentureBeat, I want to send him my best wishes for a full recovery. We at VentureBeat may compete with his team head-to-head on a daily basis, but we sustain each other just as much as we compete — we’re small players that link to each other on a regular basis, and we consider him and his team friends. As I mentioned when he launched GigOm more than a year ago, Om inspired me to start blogging. His wit makes him among Silicon Valley’s best. I just got off the phone with Om’s business partner and GigaOm chief operating officer, Paul Walborsky, who informs me that Om is doing fine, so we don’t have to worry. He’ll have to start doing some more exercise, something that’s difficult to do when you lead the stressful life of a full-time blogger. But that’s something we’ll encourage him to do — as Paul said, I might have to recruit him to join me on my regular runs in the East Bay hills. (Picture of Om by Scott Beale at Laughing Squid.)