Please Don’t Lie To Me

Thursday, 20 March 2008 at 5:00 am Pacific USA Time.

Over the last few weeks, a few people have told me some lies that I immediately knew weren’t true.

Even without me asking you to NOT lie to me, please don’t lie to me. I am never fooled by this stuff. And once I catch you lying to me, you’re really hurting trust. How can we continue working together when I already know that you are willing to tell me things that aren’t true to try to get me to do something I otherwise wasn’t going to do?

I still feel badly that a number of people made me promises relating to our recent RocketPlace conference. Vendors and speakers promised me all sorts of things, and a few of them followed through on NONE of those promises. We even had one speaker not show up without contacting me, which I’d say is really not acceptable. I would rather hear what you think is "bad news" than have no contact or be lied to.

Actually, I was recently fooled by a couple of really big lies from the same company, who I trusted so much that I believed their really logical but unfortunately untrue explanations, but I’m not going to post about that until everything is settled with those people. Then, I want people to know what happened so that they can learn from my mistakes.

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