Why I created this Blog

Hi everyone; thanks for visiting. My goal is to make this site a platform to discuss a variety of topics ranging from the future of technology to random things that I just find cool.  One focus of the site will also be dedicated to sharing some insights from my own career experience in an effort to support the next generation of technical entrepreneurs building and leading companies to compete in the global marketplace.

15 Responses to Why I created this Blog

  1. Chuck Phillips June 11, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    Good reading. Glad to see young guys working to make it. I hope you work for good and that you do good with your wealth.

    Just saw that you are buying the Griz. Really?

  2. Adrienne Bailey June 11, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    Hello Robert Pera, WOW! I just read about your purchase of the Memphis Grizzlies…true, Yes, No, Maybe? Sounds Awesome!

  3. Bob Brame June 11, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    If you buy the Griz, we obviously are counting on you to be here for the long, long term. You’ll fall in love with memphis. All the best to you sir.

  4. Bill S. June 11, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    I hope the purchase of the Grizzlies goe through, we need some young blood calling the shots. Hope to see you at many of the games, I’m a season ticket holder.

  5. LoriLongLegs June 11, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    Mr. Pera,
    Hi there…my name is Lori, and I am a huge NBA fan in Sacramento. I am addicted to the NBA and am not afraid to say it so I am reaching out to you. I am so glad you found fortune at such a young age, and hope you have a really blessed life. You are such a smart businessman so I’m thinking you should purchase the Sacramento Kings instead!!! We have sell out games (mostly bcuz of the sixth man) even when the boys aren’t playing their best B-ball. Now, I can’t tell you what to do with your hard earned money, you have a mother for that, but I can recommend that you keep your dollars in the state that brought you much success, no???
    Best of luck,
    P.S. Did you check to see if it’s prudent to buy an NBA team in the Year of the Dragon?

  6. Elizabeth Gordon June 12, 2012 at 12:44 am #

    LOVE the blog!

  7. Dennis C. June 12, 2012 at 7:13 am #

    My team is the Phoenix Suns and I am a big fan. My team is owned by a banker. I would rather a true basketball fan whi is interested in winning rather than making money own the team. Anyone who has two EE degrees has got to be in it for the long run vs P&L orientation. Good luck with the Griz!

  8. Lee Eric Smith June 12, 2012 at 10:31 am #


    Congratulations on your agreement to purchase the Grizzlies! I’m a key contributor to “3 Shades of Blue,” the leading fan blog covering the team (and part of the ESPN TrueHoop Network). We would LOVE to interview you for our fans in whatever format you desire — phone, video, you name it. I think there’s a lot of excitement about this move and what it means for the team and the city.

    I understand there are aspects of the deal you can’t discuss. Of course I hope you say yes, but regardless of your decision, please inbox me to let me know you received this. I look forward to talking with you!

    Go Griz!


  9. Nikki W. June 12, 2012 at 8:15 pm #


    What exactly do you think the future of technology is? Do you see it having an impact (positive or negative) on our school systems here in America?

    I also hope your deal works out with the Memphis Grizzlies. If it does, I really hope you are able to get involved with the Memphis community, specifically the elementary, middle, and high schools. You would be a huge inspiration to so many of our young scholars.

  10. Bill Schleifer June 13, 2012 at 12:45 am #

    Good stuff Mr. Pera. Turns out we share the same exact birthday. I work in the music business side of things, and have found your blog as well as the history of your company to be very exciting and informational. I especially appreciate some of the tips associated with protecting yourself in the intial stages of company growth. Im looking into developing a music related site myself and dont have extensive tech knowledge, so its ironic that i ended up here…. Actually, just by linking here when your name came up on a sports site.

  11. Perry Johnson June 14, 2012 at 2:46 am #

    …after reading your blog all i could say was WOW!!..this is the kind of stuff they make movies about..stepping out on faith and pursuing a dream..very motivational..I currently work for Apple as a Team Lead in testing… and as a diehard Grizzlies fan I want to say Welcome to GrizzNation and I’m sure you will elevate this franchise to places it has never been..see you at the Grindhouse..I will be the guy wearing the hardhat #2013NBACHAMPS

  12. GrizzBiz June 20, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    Mr. Pera,
    I hope your beginning to see that the fans of Memphis are in love with basketball, and that we’re starving for relevance on the NBA scene. The past few years have been HUGE for this franchise and city. As a 35 yr old in the finance and management field, I’ve been following your company and your success story with great interest and am motivated by your blog. For years, we have been under fine ownership, but that owner made the mistake of feeling the fans were obligated to come out and open the wallet regardless of what type of product was on the floor. Of course you know that if UBNT distributes sub par hardware or products, you will lose customers. I hope you take the mindset that is prevalent in the majority of sports franchises, and endear yourself to the fans by putting the top notch product on the floor! Do that, and you will have the most raucous bunch of fans in the NBA.
    Fortunately, Mr. Heisley began to realize this in the final few years of his ownership, and put a scrappy team full of young talent on the court and we have had lots of success to go around for everyone. I feel that unlike a lot of NBA teams, we can still be successful, and you can be profitable even if we are a luxury tax paying team. No one is expecting a $90-$100 million payroll like the Lakers.
    But if we had a few more solid pieces to get us over the hump, and get this team into the western conference finals or beyond, it will pay long term dividends for you, the fans, and the city!

    Hope the deal goes through and UBNT gets back to $35.00 per share and beyond!

    I for one will be recommending people to invest in this great tech company of yours!!

    : )

    Mike Simpson

  13. Debra June 29, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    Nice blog,

    It is interesting being able to read some of your ideas around business structuring and how they relate to technology. If you ever get a chance, it would be amazing to hear your thoughts on healthcare and some of the ways technology is being used to increase access and to streamline care, etc…
    I work in the healthcare field, Admin, but am very interested in technology and am increasingly becoming aware at how little it has truly been integrated into hospitals, even large health care systems, are not using them “well” or the software is not user friendly.


  14. J.J. Boyd July 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

    Great to see you with a blog! I will add this to my reader. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I look forward to watching Ubiquiti become “Goliath”. As a fan of the wireless side of the business keep up the great job!

  15. MattyBoy November 19, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    Saw your interview pertaining to the Grizzlies.
    Excited to have you guys involved. Hoping you’ll
    also share some of the best philosophical ideas you’ve
    learned in business….and how you might bring
    some of those principles to the team, and to the
    city. It’s amazing the success you’ve had.
    Sounds like you’ve made some great decisions,
    and avoided bad ones.

    I’ve got this blog bookmarked.