Jia Jaing spoke when I entered the GrowCo 2017 event on Tuesday in the Sheraton downtown New Orleans. People were laughing. First I didn´t really understand why Jia Jiang got such an attention. After him spoke the famous Steve Case, founder of the former AOL, Sheryll Sandberg, COO of Facebook and finally Kevin O´Leary “Shark tank matador – known for his toughness. (“Don´t you want to know the truth?”) – His own truth… Surprisingly nobody reached the same attention than the first speaker anymore: Jia Jiang. By telling his own story people got engaged. His theme is “rejection” Wonderful. Everybody has exprienced rejection in his life. But how many of us really have learnt to deal with it? After the speeches I went to his book signing and told him about the “motherland of rejection”: My place of origin: Germany. Actually there is a whole chapter in my book “Jeder Tag ist ein neuer Anfang” about the german NO. We do say very often No first in Germany – especially about new things we cannot forecast. Jia started to laugh and we took this picture to remember the moment…Right now I am reading his book “Rejection Proof” and I will give a speech about it within the next weeks.