…ere is the deck used for the business plan competitions as well as investors back in 2001 and 2002. I needed to explain why people would use the cell phone for email & web browsing in almost any occasions (and most American judges concluded Americans would never use the cell phone in ways like that).
So I did an ironic joke — I replaced “Company B” with Six Apart and Six Apart with “Company B” in the contract we were negotiating and emailed as our counter. My counterpart suddenly called me and pointed out this deal was unacceptable because it was unfair. I replied I just exchanged the name of his company with mine. He said he would talk with his supervisor.