12/02/14

Funny Facebook Messenges Exchange

I just had an amazing Facebook Messages exchange with someone who asked me to write for his startup newsletter/website. Guess he's not quite as empathetic about entrepreneurs as I and many other are. But read for yourself:

Mr X:

Great to meet you Pascal
I am founder at ---REDACTED---
I would love to learn about your work

Pascal Finette:

How can I help?

Mr X:

I would like to invite you to write for ---REDACTED---

Pascal Finette:

That's a very kind invitation. But truth be told - between The Heretic, writing a book and all the other work I do, I just have no time to write for another outlet.

Mr X:

What is the book about?

Pascal Finette:

Entrepreneurship.

Mr X:

What is new in the topic?

Pascal Finette:

You tell me.

Mr X:

You just need to do it
Books will not help

Pascal Finette:

Why publish a website about this topic then? Just need to do it. Your website doesn't help.

Mr X:

I know
It is for wannabees
Do you write about methodology or best practices?

Pascal Finette:

Just so I get this straight - you asked me to write for your website which you consider 'for wannabees'? So you effectively tell me that you consider my writing 'for wannabees'? Man, I would consider my approach to this whole thing... That surely is not the way you win partners.

After that last message I didn't hear back from him. I wonder why?! :)