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“We caught up with the brilliant and insightful Janey DeMeo a few weeks ago and have shared our conversation below.


Janey, appreciate you joining us today. One deeply underappreciated facet of entrepreneurship is the kind of crazy stuff we have to deal with as business owners. Sometimes it’s crazy positive sometimes it’s crazy negative, but crazy experiences unite entrepreneurs regardless of industry. Can you share a crazy story with our readers?


One of the craziest things that happened to me—although there have been many more—was when a monkey bit me in India.


My husband and I had taken a small team from France to India to visit our Orphans First children’s homes. As a special outing, we bused the children to a small nearby zoo where I had become friendly with a monkey the day before. He seemed to trust me and had been happy for me to hold him. But with fifty excited children with us, jumping and squealing with excitement, things changed. I picked up my little furry friend and suddenly the little rascal nipped me.”

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