It has been a little over a year now since I was called while on my honeymoon by the GigaOm COO, now CEO, Paul Walborsky, with the news of Om's heart attack.
Om has been a great patient and if he have seen him lately, you'll know he's been living a very different life than the style he led before the kick to the gut made him have to look at things very differently.
One thing that was never lost though was Om's ability to pen a series of stories, taking an angle and then going on and nailing what the news is, with the kind of insight that made him a star at Business 2.0 before throwing himself into GigaOm full time.
Today with two posts the vintage Om is clearly back.
First Om profiled the new moves of iSkoot. He penned how they are moving away from being Skype's bitch and into being their own company. What's more he also politely pointed out to Skype that iSkoot landed AT&T.
Next is his post about money and making money. With a few keystrokes Om has eviscerated the "free" model without throwing the companies under the bus that like to talk about free by simply leaving them out of the story.
In both cases the stories are not about features or applications. They are about real business, and how business is about making money, not just giving things away.
As we say about a fine wine---Om only gets better with age!