It takes something special to deliver dignity in the face of death
Ashish K. Mishra
Stayzilla went to the market, late in 2016 to raise $20 million from new investors
Most investors who looked at the company passed. There were questions around the company’s business model and valuation
Early in January, Stayzilla realised things are going to be difficult. In a desperate move, it tried to cut costs by 50 percent
By mid-February, it was clear to all. Money won’t be coming in. Stayzilla is going down
Death is important.
Perhaps, it is the one time when anyone, even the most remotely connected, upon hearing of it, wants to know, Oh, how did he die? Death is unlike living. Breathing. Nobody asks, how the hell are you living. You just, well, live. But in death, there’s curiosity. You want to know what happened because invariably, in the back of your head you’re calculating—I should watch against that. That’s not a great way to go.
In death, you want to know if there was suffering. Did he suffer? That’s awful.…
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