I just read that Rajeev Motwani was found dead Friday in the pool of his Palo Alto home. Very bizarre.
Motwani was the 47 year old Stanford professor who served as inspiration and advisor to many Silicon Valley success stories. Google co-founder Sergey Brin posted a reflection on Motwani on his blog on Friday.
Perhaps we’ll hear more as a complete report of the cause of his death becomes public.
But in the meantime, the moral I get out of this is: no matter how much fun your life might be, no matter what impact you may or may not have on the world … life is short.