As many of you know, I wrote a blog post last week titled, Do Not Hire Young Entrepreneurs. They Have No Experience. The post was extremely well received and generated a ton of content and comments. However, I have had a couple of people extremely upset.
I will be the first to say that I tend to write some emotional content. I am also someone that will always publicly admit that I am wrong.
Doug’s post sparked the discussion which lead to two blogs being published here. The readers started blaming Doug for not being supportive of the younger generation. This was not the case and not something that I wanted to portray. Doug hires young people and he was a huge support when I first started my consulting firm.
So let me be clear: DOUG LOVES YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS.
While I am not sorry for writing the post, I did unfairly characterize Doug’s content and Doug himself. And for that, I am apologizing. I do think that the overall conversation needed to happen but not at the expense of Doug.
This leads me to my next statement.
Marketers tend to be highly emotional and creative people. We also tend to write opinionated articles. Should you always ask an individual before you publishing something about them? Good or bad?