on 20/06/12 at 10:59 amWine
“I left a shorter version of this a few minutes ago on Steve Heimoff’s blog (So what’s really going on with Crushpad?). Hope it offers a valid data point.
I love Crushpad. It’s been a great business for many people. I do hope Crushpad survives because its failure would affect so many good, gifted, talented people.
My only issue here: I sent Peter Ekman a draft of the article. I asked him for comment. He read the draft.
He emailed me back a vague “this story is inaccurate” but did NOT dispute the “closing” part. Or tell me what was inaccurate.
Over the years, I have heard that same line over and over … from the reporting I have done on Cosentino, Ascentia and others. Hell, I heard that from former members of the Nixon Administration when I was a Washington correspondent.
Had Ekman simply said, “no we are not closing. We are re-structuring.” The article and headline would have been different.”