Several years ago, an “intergalactic” firm approached me about them wanting to purchase my firm. Their firm was and is a very reputable firm, with offices all over the globe and an impressive client list. So we went through the typical awkward dance firms go through while entertaining an acquisition.

During this process, I casually mentioned that we had wireless Internet service in our conference room if any of them needed to check e-mail while they were visiting. They looked at each other, dumbfounded, then looked back at me and asked, out loud, “How is it that you have wireless in your conference room and we don’t?” That’s when I knew this deal wasn’t going to happen.

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