I scheduled a call today with someone who I thought was doing some cool stuff. I told him I had read about his company recently and wanted to find out more.
“Are you writing a story?”
“No, I am just interested.”
I told him I had a similar idea for publishing.
“We work with authors too.”
I said that it wasn’t really the same thing. I explained a bit and said I just wanted to know what sort of things he had learned through starting the company.
“Before we go any further, are you looking to partner with me or set-up some kind of consulting.”
I said again that I wanted to know more about his business.
“It would be great to sit here and throw around ideas with you, but my time is really limited.”
And I thanked him for his time.
I guess I have gotten use to talking about ideas freely and openly. It is such a natural part of the blogsphere.
Ideas that are shared, flourish and prosper.
Not everyone shares that view.