…for having a last name like mine. It has been butchered for decades. The tide seems to be turning, though. (Must be my nephews and kids for making the family name infamous).
Most hotels, events, unfortunately even spammers are getting it right. Bruce Rogow had a slide titled the “Mirchandani Maxim” in his presentation at Cognizant Community this week and teased me sitting in the back of the room that it was a major accomplishment.
Now the problem is I have confused the world about my profession and affiliation. Next day, when I was introduced for my panel at Community, my firm was listed as “Deal Merchant” (nice twist on firm and last name)
Hey, join the crowd.
Here is a sampling of others – check the category (blogger, industry analyst etc) and the affiliation (my book, my firm, EI etc).
No wonder my wife jokes if she could have, she would have run with our children from the delivery bed and registered them under her family name “Newman”. Not sure my kids would have enjoyed a lifetime of requests for samples of salad dressing and dog food :)