Ellen Pao Reddit

Brand Wrangling: Ellen Pao vs. the Tao of Reddit

In a classic New Yorker cartoon, a short, round minister stands atop a tall, thin cathedral lectern surrounded by the soaring, narrow columns of the church. One churchgoer whispers to another “The problem is that the reverend doesn’t harmonize with the edifice.” Was Ellen Pao’s departure from Reddit really the result of a philosophical conflict the organization or its members? Or is the real problem a wayward brand running out of control? Ellen Pao’s resignation from Reddit has been chalked up to many things. A malicious user revolt fomented by an ill-planned firing of a much-loved moderator. A conflict with […]