Don’t Give Up. Learn How to Deal with Negative Comments.

3 Takeaways.

Erik P.M. Vermeulen
Jan 15 · 6 min read

1- It Has Nothing to Do with Social Media

Negative responses aren’t new.

2- There is Always Something to It

Up until a year ago, I would react defensively to negative comments.

3- More is Better

So, you can learn a lot from comments and responses. They should not be ignored, but they should not dictate the direction of your work either.

No Going Back

I love the digital world. The potential is enormous and I am convinced it helps create a more inclusive society and more level playing field. It spurs innovation and creativity. Moreover, there is less exclusion, at least compared to the old world of entrenched interests and centralized authorities telling us what is good and what isn’t.

Digital Diplomacy

Technology, digital, and innovation in government and foreign policy

Erik P.M. Vermeulen

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What works and doesn’t work in a digital age? My take as a business & finance professor, a digital lawyer, restaurant owner, board member, and traveler.

Digital Diplomacy

Technology, digital, and innovation in government and foreign policy

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