Face lost

by Volker Weber

Respect, much like trust, is earned over the course of many years. And sometimes lost in a split second. As it happened today.

Comments

Ummm, am I the only one being nosy?

Martin Kautz, 2008-01-28

No, you are not. But there are times I am simply stunned.

Volker Weber, 2008-01-28

Ouch...that experience sounds familiar to me. Would you share some info on that (arrrgh ....notriously curios) or is it too personal and simply none of our business? (which I understood).

Fozi Nisiropoulos, 2008-01-28

I think everyone of us has made this kind of experience. And nevertheless it is always shocking and, much more important, painful. I always appreciate all the help I get from friends and from other people I know. It has not only something to do with respect, but a lot with honour. It's a pity that some people just don't know what these words mean...

Alper Iseri, 2008-01-28

Fozi, I don't want to disclose too much.

Imagine somebody working in an advocacy position for a large IT vendor who has one large customer as a reference on record at a press conference. This customer makes an uneducated off-the-cuff remark about another one of your customers which he takes back ten seconds later. Both of these customers are good for multiple millions in yearly revenues.

As a journalist you just let it slip since there is nothing to be gained for anybody. The IT vendor guy blogs about it.

Volker Weber, 2008-01-28

And now the question is, who has lost his face more? The guy who instantly jumped on the situation and blogged about it or the guy who made a comment he shouldn't have made?

Ragnar Schierholz, 2008-01-29

Oooh, this could get recursive… :-D

Ben Poole, 2008-01-29

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