Very frank CEOs

As part of my new job, I need to get back into the world of, ugh, corporate blogs.

Well, seems like things have moved pretty far since I was watching the scene back in 2005.

For example, this post from Johnathan Schwartz is quite well written and insightful and not what you would expect from a CEO of a large company who just spent $1B on an acquisition.

Link: Jonathan Schwartz’s Blog:

In a vortex. That’s the only way to describe the past thirty days, during which we closed out our second quarter, and put together the transaction to acquire MySQL. How’d it all start?

And then there’s GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons. Can you imagine Nokia’s OPK writing posts like this?

Link: Super Bowl Ad rejected! Fox: “Beaver” is verboten! Hot candids of Danica & Candice.

Last week, FOX network rejected Go Daddy’s Super Bowl ad because an actor referred to a beaver – a replica beaver that was, in fact, being portrayed – as a “beaver.” We were told that under no circumstance could we use that word, and if we didn’t say the word “beaver,” the ad would be approved.