As you probably already know, there's been quite an uproar in social media over the stunt pulled by GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons, who not only went to Zimbabwe to kill an elephant but also posted the whole sordid thing on Twitter. That may strike you as an arrogant and stupid thing to do. You'd be right.
I have occasionally disagreed with comments made by Erik Sass at MediaPost's The Social Graf blog, but I think he is absolutely right in his comments on the arrogant idiocy displayed by Parsons. "Social media is great," he says, "but even the most innovative social media strategy is futile when your company's top management is stupid, malicious, or both."
Apparently, a lot of people agree with him. I know an entrepreneur, who announced on Facebook that he had 400 GoDaddy domains but who has moved (or is moving) them all because of Parsons' stupidity. I imagine he's not alone. I'm sure there are other people working at GoDaddy who deserve a hell of a lot better as a leader.