Early in the various exchanges I received a phone call from a young American man claiming to be the son of William's partner, and he wanted in on the action.
I have nothing to hide and figured if this kid was enthusiastic and wanted to work at implementing some of the ideas I proposed (and had a pipeline to William), I was happy he was on board. I immediately started copying the kid on my email exchanges with William.
Nothing ever came of the idea, but at some point I asked myself if this kid was somebody I would like to be in business with. So I Googled the guy.
How glad I am that the thing fizzled!
This 31-year-old kid’s social media pages were filled with photos of him goofily grinning—alone and with other dudes—surrounded by busty young women, and tipling at seemingly endless beer and booze parties. From one of his online profile's "about" page:
General: Hoops, Hoops, Hoops ... Huge NBA fan. I love all sports and all competition!
Music: Hip-Hop, R&B, Jazz
Heroes: KOBE B****!
Maybe a gas for this not-so-young man; I was aghast.
Job Hunters and Job Changers Be Careful!
"Want a Job?" writes Kathy Kristof of CBS News. "Give up Facebook."
The bad news is that employers are increasingly asking job seekers for their Facebook and other social-media passwords as part of the process of vetting them. While it's unclear how widespread that practice is, there's plenty of anecdotal evidence to suggest that it is happening with increasing frequency ... You can, of course, refuse to give a job interviewer your passwords. But expect your employment application to hit the round file, or the trash, if you don't cooperate.
Takeaways to Consider