My partner at Blackstone Media approached me and stated his desire to buy me out. Years of experience have given me wisdom, and my love for what I’ve built is undeniable. I did not want it to die, and I did not want my customers or employees, whom I care a great deal for, to be hurt.
Somewhere in the Bible, there is a story that goes something like this: Two women pulling at a child go before a king. One woman claims the child is hers, the other woman claims that no, it is hers. Like a tug-of-war, they go back and forth like this.
“Enough!” The king yells. “Fetch me my sword and I shall cut this child in two and give each woman half.”
The mother, the real mother, pleads to the king not to kill her child. She tells the king to give that woman her child so that it may live, to continue to grow and to one day become something great.
That story shares many things: Wisdom, Love, and Sacrifice.
My partner wanted the business badly enough that we were able to come to an agreement. I do sincerely wish Blackstone Media much success.