Scott Tischler and I went in as partners to begin a new division of his existing jewelry business. This new division was exclusively E-Commerce and everything was online. Despite being extremely friendly and enjoyable to be around prior to the company, when it came to business, Scott was a veritable nightmare to deal with. He would make excuses when asked to do the most mundane, easy tasks. My role included everything except the startup capital needed to fund the new company; I listed our products, formed relationships with our suppliers, marketed and sold our products, and dealt with all customer service tasks. I spent every waking moment working on our new company.
He eventually accused me of stealing money, which I believe was a way for him to make his exit from the company (I would have preferred honest, professional courtesy). My observation is that when he wanted to end a business relationship, he would cook up a false accusation and would intimidate the individual into silence or inaction by shifting the focus off of him. [continued below]....
..... Fortunately for me, I was absolutely solid in my innocence, and I saw through the manipulation. At that point, however, working with him was a thoroughly miserable enterprise and I wanted to be done with him just as much as he wanted to be done with me. Prior to the stealing accusation, he would complain constantly about the fact that we were losing money, even if we had orders coming in. He was literally incapable of taking accountability at the m ost fundamental level. When I would attempt to solve this issue in a direct yet respectful manner, he would avoid me, make excuses, or find a flaw of mine and refer to it constantly.
He was a complete waste of time to work with. He will reel people in with the lure of his TV show, and will SEEM very legitimate, but it is all a smoke screen. He will attempt to get everyone he does business with to work for free. He will make people sign Non-Compete/Non-Disclosure agreements, but will make excuses when asked to sign Partnership Agreements and will sprocrastinate indefinitely. It is a shame, because he is charismatic and smart enough to be successful. Although he made a big show of being a hard worker, he rarely followed through and his temper would flare when confronted about that issue. My philosophy is that success and respect are earned, and I was willing to do the "grunt work" necessary to obtain these things. My overall impression was the Scott believed he was above such menial tasks, which coincidentally included virtually everything when it came to our business.
Oh, and one final note about the accusation: He made the accusation without even logging into our online accounts and verifying that any money was actually missing, which it obviously wasn't! This illustrates the extent of his inability to take necessary actions to solve problems or put his fears to rest.
Scott Ryan Tischler, in my opinion, is largely unaware that he is the cause of his lack of business success. He seems to lack empathy, and thus cannot comprehend the frustration and pain that he leaves in his wake of those unfortunate enough to cross his path. His ability to place blame on other people is without equal; I've never seen such manipulative skill and cunning.
Run, don't walk, from Scott Ryan Tischler.