Thursday, December 18, 2008

Bad Business Person, Am I

I got an Email from a client earlier this evening. I replied, he replied, I replied.

Now, were I a good business person, I’d not have just thrown out the quick answer based on his need to look at a particular document, I’d have researched the general area of law, the particular law of the state and then carefully crafted an opinion.

Instead, I told him to look at paper. The paper says we are OK, as I thought.

Instead of a five digit invoice, we’ll keep it in the two’s.

4 comments:

Posolxstvo the First said...

Business Ethics -- an oxymoron?

DaleC said...

Sounds like the way to build a long relationship to me. That way you can really screw 'em hard later. That was for Pos :-)

Dave said...

Pos and Dale,

Yeah, do unto others and all that. I actually do believe in it. This particular client has been around for about twenty years.

DaleC said...

Never heard of a bad businessman or bad lawyer with a client of over twenty years...