I am prone to opening my mouth and putting my foot in it. I did it a few days ago with a reporter from Reuters who was covering The Startup Village in Kochi. Not particularly sure of what the background was regarding the Startup Village, its goal or its focus, I went ahead to trash it even without understanding.
It was a) unprofessional b) stupid of me to do it and c) an uninformed opinion of an ignorant person.
What the Startup Village is trying to do is admirable. They are trying to change the face of entrepreneurship in Kerala. They have been able to do what most cities and states around the world would love to do. Get engagement from the political system to support startup entrepreneurship.
And I rained on their parade. I am so embarrassed to even link to the article.
I got a call this morning from Sony Joy who I have known for years. He was so nice, that his first question was “Were you misquoted”?
Sadly I was not. I cannot blame the media or the reporter.
I cant even say I was having a brain seizure.
I was just plain dumb.
So I have to own up and apologize.
Sorry guys. As I promised, I will be in Cochin soon to learn more about the Startup Village and do my part to ensure you guys are successful.