We had the good fortune of connecting with Kamil Rehman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kamil, what role has risk played in your life or career?
On the other side of risk is the reward. Opportunities don’t present themselves with a foghorn, crying out loud to be seized. Opportunities present themselves as a flicker of a flame, the feeling is hey that looks interesting that has potential. One has to be open to these quiet signals at all times for they’re always presenting themselves to us, and not just in business opportunities but in all areas. The tendency is, since the signal is not very strong to simply let it pass. Now here’s what happens if you do give it a second look, the risks present themselves, and the mind being a very fertile instrument will conjure up greater risks than there really are. Rationalizing really is what happens, the mind assures us with ‘valid’ reasons why we shouldn’t attempt the venture. The truth is often the risks aren’t very great, it’s never all or none. To beat back that ‘comforting’ rationalizing what’s required is faith or belief. Remember a flicker of an idea is not a finished successful project, it’s just the beginning, a flicker, there is no completed successful project one can actually see and point to, that gives one the conviction to take on the project and the risks. But if you have faith, and literally it’s blind faith, because as I said there’s nothing there yet, that the project will indeed get to a successful point, the rationalizing will dissipate, you’ll take on the risk and the project and frankly more often than not you’ll see success beyond what you can even imagine. It doesn’t end there though, just starting a venture, doubts will occur many times along the way. Keep that blind faith at each of those times and soon enough you will have a successful project. There is nothing original in what I’m saying, this understanding of the concept of faith or belief is I believe one thing major religions of the world try and pass on to us. Believe and trust in something that you can’t see just yet and you’ll get there. It’s a great philosophy.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
As I mentioned we sell new fast personal computers and workstations with Linux installed on them. Honestly, what’s most exciting to me are our customers. These folk are front runners, trail blazers, looking for something better. They’re tired of the same old market dominant product offered to them, which now makes them feel they have no choice and they’re just not having any of it lol. Interacting with customers on a one to one basis is so much fun, we’re friends at the end of the process. Check out our reviews page, you’ll see. I would say the reward of interacting with customers is understated as a business objective.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Santa Monica is very cool. There’s a bunch of stuff to do. Start with the beach, and make sure you go in the water, it’s surprising to me how many live in this gorgeous town and don’t go in the water. It’s just refreshing as heck. Run along Palisades Park, bike on the boardwalk, stroll on the promenade, tons of coffee shops and restaurants to choose from. Get a round of golf in at Rancho Park Golf Course, close by in LA, a fabulous public track. Going to break par there one day…soon, as we all say! You really can’t go wrong, enjoy SoCal and its weather!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
We sell new fast personal computers and workstations with Linux operating system installed on them as opposed to a proprietary OS like Windows. Linux is an open source free operating system developed by a legion of volunteers across the globe, I have to thank them. It’s like I have an entire worldwide tech team for free, they develop the software and constantly upgrade it and Linux is free, fast, easy, fun & secure. I don’t have to think about developing software for my computers, so I would like to dedicate my shoutout to the volunteer community. By promoting Linux on personal computers I suppose I’m giving back to that community bringing their fantastic work to a new fast desktop computer.