I often get people asking if something I wrote was about them or their company.
I have a rule for myself.
I don’t write a post about a specific person or company without making it clear that the post is about that person or company.
There are times when I don’t want to name that person or company, but when something is about a someone or some company, I don’t hide that. I make it clear.
On the day I wrote the “Greed Isn’t Good” post, I got a lot of questions about who or what it was about.
I replied on Twitter:
As always a confluence of events and not just one thing
— Fred Wilson (@fredwilson) August 7, 2017
I do not send messages to people or companies via a post on my blog. If I want to tell someone something, I will do that privately.