After an extensive series of interviews with a small Dutch newsletter startup, they offered me a role as Customer Success Manager to be the liaison between the company and their clients: journalism outlets.
As a nice gesture of welcome, I sent the founder a PDF version of a book about startup journeys.
Client: Thanks, but I don’t really read.
Now there’s run-of-the-mill Silicon Valley level startup bullshit, and then there’s founding a company for journalists and admitting you don’t read.
I did not wind up working for that company.