Beware of the Living Dead

by John

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong sounds like a jerk. But I think Armstrong makes a few decent points prior to the classless firing of Abel Lenz (Patch’s Creative Director).

Armstrong tries to call out ‘living dead’ employees. He knows that engaged people are going to be more productive and people that ‘eat their own dog food‘ are going to have a better understanding of the product’s value prop and shortfalls.

AOL is pretty much LOL these days and pinning your hopes on hyper-local news doesn’t sound like a slam-dunk to me. But at least Armstrong understands that the key to success is having the best possible team.