To be fair he did some good things and rode the promotion train pretty well in the 50s. Aloha was another milestone achievement.
However, his mis-management eventually outweighed the positives.
Booking EIC during the middle of yet another gruelling road-to-nowhere tour was a heartless, short-sighted decision.
His commitment to crap movies was almost career destroying.
Booking Elvis to Vegas in '56 was stupid.
But his worst decisions came in what he didn't do - denying Elvis his opportunity to fulfil overseas tours or to act in a decent movie.
Money was seen as the catalyst for success, not artistic relevance or fulfilment