In quotations, my pitch to prospective buyers is: “If the news industry has the freedom of the press to encroach upon our lives, then we should have the freedom of speech to critique and censure what it does.” Other information about acquiring my intellectual property [the intangibles] may be made available at my sole discretion. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to read my pitch. Good day!
I think pitching a venture has become an overly elaborate negotiating mess. People with brilliant ideas are often overzealous and willing to engage in all sorts of humiliating behavior to acquire funding. On the other hand, institutions, businesses, and people with money to put behind brilliant ideas are often arrogant and willing to make people look like buffoons to acquire funding because it’s the same wringer that they themselves had to endure to either pilfer or gain their riches honorably. I don’t believe in pitching ideas to satisfy somebody’s ego or, in some cases, to promote a business or television show. I’m a private, paper-napkin kind of guy who doesn’t like to be put on the spot by people whose self-importance is on steroids. You either like one’s idea or not. Some people have gone on to build incredible ventures without ever acquiring the funding they begged for from the arrogant sources they initially approached. Money is everywhere, but brilliant ideas are not. If you don’t want to acquire it and build it from the ground-up, then I understand and will keep moving. You’re politely encouraged not to be offended by this approach.
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