As an entrepreneur, Mike Mann has been active since before the icebergs formed – but in this brave new world of social media something is not going too well for him.
Often praised as a pioneer investor in ccTLDs, Mike has invested in premium .co domains – some of his top registrations include Oil.co, Gas.co and Gold.co.
But surely, nothing can be as damaging for one’s business reputation than to let their personal matters permeate into the business side of social life.
A post on Mike Mann’s facebook page by Rafal Furdzik, [now removed] – is alleging lack of payment for an apparent project; according to his LinkedIn profile, Rafal is a Technology Startup Founder, Technology Team Leader, .NET/C# Architect, Development of Web and Database Systems.
The problem with Facebook is that if you keep your profile wide open, anyone can post at any time. At the time of writing this article and before Mike removed it, Rafal Furdzik had posted the following verbatim:
When will you pay me for my work?? It is not good not to pay people while saying you help poor and charity… Such a scam. Alex, Chip, Lynn, Me, Miguel, that guy from Sex.com and tons of other people. But now all karma comes back to you. What goes around comes around. You have money but you will not be happy by destroying other people lives and will live in misery for the rest of your life. What you do to people is just wrong. You can sue me for this post, but thanks to you I have no money to pay you, so good luck! All I say is truth and people know it.
Rafal then selectively links to some of our previous DomainGang posts about Mike Mann, in particular:
- Grassroots.org or not, has Michael Mann lost his mind?
- Haiti to the rescue – Mike Mann comes to his senses – removes drama from LynnMann.com
In both of those posts we had urged Mike to keep his personal matters private; Mike had also responded in the comment section of each post.
Mike Mann definitely possesses the personality of a Gladiator, fighting until the bitter end. While this is often encouraged in a cut-throat business environment, it is saddening to witness all this wasted energy of constant power swings. 🙁
Having read Mike’s book “Make Millions and Make Change!” it is obvious that the Achilles’ heel of this brilliant domain entrepreneur is his current family situation; definitely a distraction from the impressive record of professional achievements over the past 20 years.
For the love of God, Mike – Make your Facebook private and keep the vultures away!