There’s no stopping me now, MSNBC today…Oprah tomorrow!
On Tuesday we had a crew in to film a segment for the MSNBC show Your Business about Kaboodle and how small companies face crises. It was sparked by my article in the San Francisco chronicle a couple of months back.
It took a full day to film: setting up; interviewing myself, Manish and Chetan (my business partners); interviewing investors and filming the Kaboodle team…a full day for a two and a half-minute segment! Incredible, the time it takes, considering this was just the filming part of the process.
It was interesting to hear my adventure last year relived from a number of different perspectives: myself; Manish & Chetan, who had to make sure Kaboodle survived and our investors, (we were just in the process of closing our series A funding).
Of course, everyone expressed concern first and foremost for my own situation (one of our investors even offered to fly out to Colombia!), but after that it came down to really pulling together to ensure that Kaboodle survived. Our investors are quite a close-knit group who have invested together in the past, they still believed in the team and Kaboodle and so there was little question they would continue forward. For Manish and Chetan it came down to putting in place a backup plan to manage through my absence (which at that time was of indeterminate length). Fortunately we have such a great team that Chetan was able to work with everyone to manage my responsibilities…both of them believed I would return and resisted the need to find my replacement.
I’m looking forward to seeing the segment, it’ll air on MSNBC’s Your Business nationally on May 13th at 7:30 am (both east & west coast).