You work for me, now shut the fuck up

Via Zak Greant, Tim Bray lays it down: “As a thought experiment, replace the word ‘blogging’ with ‘email’ or ‘conference presentation’ or ‘teleconference’ or ‘sales presentation’. Or ‘barroom conversation’ for that matter. Quick, quick, you wanna be safe, you better lock all your employees up and never let ’em say anything to anyone!” … “If your employees are going to say stupid things in public, you’ve got a management problem and a policy problem, not a blogging problem.”

Author: Chris Messina

Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic. Ever-curious product designer and technologist. Hashtag inventor. Previously: (YC W18), Uber, Google.

2 thoughts on “You work for me, now shut the fuck up”

  1. Chris – did you catch Scott Anderson of HP (he’s the Director of Enterprise Brand Communications) at the Syndicate conference last December? If not, you can catch it here –

    It is well worth listening to – he totally gets blogging and he discusses how the HP legal and marketing teams tried to stick their noses into the HP blogging initiative and how he told them to get knotted!

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