Faux Pas. French for “False Step.” A severe social blunder or a major breach in etiquette. — courtesy of Urban Dictionary
My faux pas happened due to improperly trying to leverage a personal relationship into a business opportunity. The worst part; I knew better & STILL committed the faux pas.
How? Glad you asked. Let’ get into it.
In the summer of 2018, I was given an opportunity to work on my startup venture at the HQ of a couple of big ballers & shot callers in the startup & venture capital (VC) space (Lucky me!!). I had the type of direct access that might cause most entrepreneurs to seriously consider ditching their morals & maybe not their firstborn, but definitely their second. The people, atmosphere, vibe were all great & I learned more in that summer that I had in the last few years on my own. They were always willing to help, answer questions, point me toward resources, & make warm intros. I developed a great relationship with