There are certain people you meet in life for a reason – To challenge you to reach into your heart! One such person is Finbar O’Hanlon. I had heard about him through a good friend from Singapore. I remember him calling me a week ago and said ‘Poonacha, you should meet Finbar he is working on a revolutionary technology – Linius (www.linius.com), which is going to transform media delivery… and don’t let his appearance deceive you he is also a rocker’. After I hung up the phone I called Finbar and heard a Australian/English voice on the other end saying, ‘Mate, look forward to meeting you, but I am on the way to Agra let us try to connect before I leave to Melbourne’. I was unable to travel to meet him in Delhi, since I had my father in law in the hospital. I thought to myself, okay looks like we are destined not to meet this time.
I got a call on Monday and it was Finbar again, he said he had made some changes and will be flying down to meet me in Bangalore. Everything in life happens for a reason, and I was thrilled to see that he had taken the effort to visit me in Bangalore. I spent the evening with Finbar at home and I have to say it was one of the evening’s I will always remember! I was fascinated to meet someone who had made his passion for music into a lifestyle. Finbar’s passion for music made him pursue his dreams to be a ‘rockstar’ after his high school. He spent a good part of his life traveling all over the world pursuing his passion for music. He has played with leading musicians from all over the world and has recently been the producer at Stereo Chemix in Los Angeles – band member with John Otto (Limp Bizkit) Ceekay, DJ Apokalypze! Now that sounds quite reasonable for someone who has dedicated himself into music. (http://www.reverbnation.com/finbarohanlon)
Now when I look at what he has accomplished on the technology side: Customer Advisory Board at Limelight (leading content delivery network provider), CTO @Guvera, CEO/Product Inventor @Arrivel and currently CEO at Linus – A transformative content management & delivery solution. I am amazed at the dual and orthogonal personalities (Music – Emotion/ Technology – Logical) coexisting in Finbar O’Hanlon in complete harmony. He has been truly inspirational in breaking the boundaries of ‘what cannot be done’. He said ‘Poonacha, every time someone told me that it cannot be done, it made me more determined to make it possible’.
My evening with Finbar has been an enriching and refreshing experience. I ended the evening with me taking a Martin (back packer) guitar out of my closet, which was given to me over 10 years ago. Finbar, tuned the guitar, gave me my first lesson! THANKS FINBAR… YOU ARE WELCOME AT OUR HOME ANYTIME!