dpd1 - 4:04 am on Feb 25, 2013 (gmt 0)
I'm probably indirectly insulting a number of people here, but I would have to say that my least favorite type of business, are the ones who basically have as little to do with their business as possible. ie: They pretty much job out everything. For them, selling a certain type of product, was simply a business decision. It doesn't have anything to do with them being personally interested in the niche, or having any true craft or abilities. And I think that was probably the case with the people I originally brought up. I would much rather give my money to a guy that I picture busting his butt to be innovative, and generally interested in what he does... as opposed to somebody who's sitting at a cafe somewhere, having a bunch of third party people do everything for him, while he runs it all from an iPad.
I have people contact me who run sites that sell products that my products compliment, and they ask me questions about how their own products work. No BS. I think they literally have never touched most of the products they sell. How on earth somebody ends up selling stuff that they know zero about, is a mystery.