Procter and Gamble’s Biggest Management Shakeup in 100 Years?

Morning Folks!!

Let's not minimize or maximize the Reverse Domain Name hijacking (RDNH) decision that came down against Procter and Gamble (P&G) over back in March. But for a stellar company like P&G it is a black eye they should have never gotten.

So lets just deal with a few facts. This was what I wrote about the fallout back then.

This was my open letter to the CEO Bob McDonald that followed.

That was besides personally contacting each and every communications director for a comment without a single response.

But let's look and see what has happened in the days since. Exactly 90 days if you are counting.

The CEO, Mr.McDonald, steps down "effective immediately" at the beginning of Memorial Day weekend on May 23rd.  "Robert McDonald's four-year struggle to adapt Procter & Gamble Co. to a new world of more frugal consumers and tougher global competition has come to an abrupt end."


Did "Frugal" (another word for CHEAP) include giving him or those that report to him the order to try and grab

But that is not all. Then just DAYS later P&G announces "Organization changes". MASSIVE changes. I then asked myself when in my lifetime did I ever see a shakeup like this at Procter and Gamble and I just can't remember one. Can you? They even picked the former ceo A.G. Lafley to get the compnay back on track. Both men in the industry for well in excess of 30 years.

A.G. Lafley. Chairman, CEO, President

Straw that broke the camels back? I guess we will never know. But it was a straw and that STAIN remains with this company FOREVER! It happend and somebody in their organization made a very costly and unfortunte mistake. A mistake that could rise to the level of ending a career.

So as domain name investors this is a case we can point other would-be hijackers to which will let them know that no company no matter how big or small are immune to a decision like this and the repercussions that come both personally and professionally. Ignorance is no longer an excuse.

Have a GREAT Day!

Rick Schwartz


Heinz Introduces GREEN Ketchup. Outsells Red 2-1 Within One Week!

Morning Folks!!

The most surprising thing about people is how gullible we/they are. Fish you expect to bite on the bait and be dumb. But people have brains but don't question things. They swallow facts whether true or not. Here is my tiny little example.

There is one small invention over the last few years that has the potential to save more  energy and moneythermo than solar and wind combined. It may have already done it. Such a simple device. I got my first one in about 2007. Cost about $75. But if WE are programmed, then we miss the program.

In my example, programmable thermostats can save more money in 3 years than all the solar panels in the world in the last 30 years. Now I just made this up. It is what I call an assumption. A fact yet to be discovered. But I will believe what I just made up because to me it is simple. And of course, that is before I even get into the costs and politics.

So opportunity means you look at things in a different light and don't swallow things without questioning it. My point here is 100% valid. My example may also be 100% valid. The losers are the ones that can't even open their minds long enough to consider my assumption. They are so controlled and programmed that they lose their ability to break away from a habit.

It's simple and the little things. You put your socks on the same foot first probably every morning. Shock yourself by putting the other sock on first. Force yourself to look and see things differently.

That my friends is where opportunity resides. And as far as the Green Ketchup from Heinz, I made that up. Happy June Fools!  Or at least I thought I did until I googled it looking for an image and found Heinz actually did this. One of the great FLOPS of all time!


Now it is time to re-bait my hook for another post!

Have a GREAT Day!
Rick Schwartz