Best selling author and co-creator of DailyOM.com said a lot of things that surprised me about the key to his IT experience working with Paul Allen of Apple, his business, writing and spiritual journey. I wanted to debate him about his views on karmic lessons, why we get illness and how to allow ourselves to be guided along the right personal life path. I interviewed Scott right before his huge book launch for Summer’s Path and once again I got to be a sponsor with other awe inspirng authors that know a thing or two about fully living your peace! Enjoy. Listen to a spiritual enlightening journey with Scott Blum.
As a pioneer in the interactive Internet entertainment industry, Scott’s career began as a software developer. By the time he was 18 he was providing software for the Commodore 64. He then went on to work for Capcom in Japan as one of the first American Nintendo programmers. Blum also worked for Sega and Taito and created over 15 video games for the Nintendo and Sega game machines, some of which have sold millions of copies.
Scott was hired to work at Starwave by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft. While there, he produced Peter Gabriel’s critically acclaimed “Eve” CD-ROM, which was the recipient of the prestigious Milia d’Or award for excellence in CD-ROM production. Scott then founded and was president of iMusic in 1995, which was the original pioneer of netcasting and one of the first sites to bridge the legitimate music industry with the Internet. Scott worked with such bands as Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, No Doubt, and Ben Harper. It was the largest music community on the Internet, paving the way for other online communities like MySpace.
In 1999, he sold iMusic to music industry insider ARTISTdirect, which in turn sold iMusic to Apple. Scott spent five years at ARTISTdirect, acting as VP of Research and Development and leading product development for their advanced technology and digital music initiatives.
In 2004 Scott and his wife Madisyn Taylor founded DailyOM (www.dailyom.com) after wanting to merge their personal interests in spirituality with their professional lives. DailyOM has since become one of the premiere on-line destinations for non-denominational inspirational content, products and courses from some of today’s best-selling authors and luminaries.
Scott’s personal interest in metaphysics and spirituality has been an ongoing pursuit since an early age. Decidedly non-traditional, he has found himself in remarkably unique and profound metaphysical situations that he has begun to share in his series of books. Scott continues to write for this series of spiritual adventures which begins with Summer’s Path (currently available on-line as a free download), Waiting for Autumn (hardcover, Spring 2009), both published by Hay House. Additional books in the series are in the works.
Scott lives in the mountains of Ashland, Oregon with Madisyn Taylor (author of the DailyOM book), his wife, business partner and soul mate.
Check out Scott’s resources at: DailyOm.com