Not something you hear about in the world of internet marketing anymore. Unless you are referring to white hat black hat SEO.
I recently was working for a startup that was led by one of the most ethical men I have ever met. I have been working for him on an almost full commission basis for over 4 months until recently. What made it so simple and great was and is the fact that he always paid on time and was never a hard person to deal with and most of all was always honest and truthful and forth right with any questions.
I have had many sales calls but recently was attacked by an old sales lead who not only admitted to stealing the idea I was trying to sell him but out right made it sound like he was doing the world a favor to steal the idea and do it better.
I told him I had no interest in helping him in his project and he got upset and asked if I would sell for him and what he should pay me as in what percentage did I make so he could match it or beat it or offer me less because this guy is a beast of a “class act “tongue fully implanted in cheek.
He was quick to point out that he felt we were breaking some rules in his mind and there for it was ok for him to copy the technology and even steal it.
He also stated “Poaching employees is not unethical. And that’s not what I was trying to do in the first place.” When you offer someone a job to sell the same thing at a better price I believe “pouching” is what you are doing which is a synonym for “stealing” a highly unethical practice.
So I found it funny when he said it was cool and totally OK with him actually encouraged me to Blog about this. I could hardly resist.