ShamePosted: April 8, 2013
Yesterday I attended a meet-up of tech & art folks at the wonderful The Wye and thanks to everyone who organized it. One of the special things about it was we had a group of Indian entrepreneurs from the GSF accelerator as guests. It was a small group, because most of the group had visa issues and couldn’t make the trip to Berlin.
Next week I’m supposed to meet some people from Yandex in Berlin. Maybe it will be the week thereafter, because they already wrote me they are expecting visa issues.
Last Friday AWS held a workshop for some of our CTOs. I bungled the communication so it was a bit on short notice, 1.5 weeks. One of the CTOs invited was Safa from Peak Games. Safa wrote back saying that he’s unlikely to get a Visa at that short time and alas he did not make it.
Let me tell you the folks at Peak are a lot smarter and – for what it matters – wealthier than I am. When we have a meeting in Istanbul I just hop on a flight and get a cab straight to downtown. Not quite so the other way around.
Whenever something like this happens its a sting straight to the heart. It remains a deep and recurring source of shame for me.