I have been a central part of the senior management team (CCO, GM and CGO) at three exits (Merscom/Playdom, Playdom/Disney and Spooky Cool/Zynga) the past 3 years. I am now Sr Director on the Hit It Rich! team, Zynga's iPad and Facebook social casino app. As a profit-oriented executive and creative consumer behavior expert with an entrepreneurial spirit, I bring to the table a proven track record spanning over 2 decades in taking companies to breakthrough financial, market, and operational success.
Malcolm Gladwell of bestselling Tipping Point and Outliers fame proposed a delightfully provocative way to begin his onstage debate with Sports Gene author David Epstein about whether practice or genetics is the better guarantor of professional success. But instead of launching directly into argument, said Gladwell, they’d start by summarizing their opponent […]
Holacracy. Results-Only Work Environments. These new, more flexible ways of working may be a step too far for many organizations. Still, greater employee freedom can create a better sense of “flow,” which enhances engagement, retention, and performance. This can be achieved by loosening your grip on work practices — but you don’t have to let go completely: r […]
Major League Gaming (MLG), one of the oldest e-sports companies out there, picked up a new hire today from Machinima, another well-known gaming content company. Ryan Wyatt will join MLG as its vp of programming. The hire fits into MLG’s MLG.tv strategy that has seen rapid audience growth, enough even to drive MLG nearly into the black. To date MLG has raise […]
Optimizely, the popular service for testing out different variations of your website, today announced the launch of Optimizely for iOS. The company says its new mobile tools allow customers to try out different interface and content changes to their iOS apps in real-time, without going through App Store approval. Thanks to the Optimizely Visual Editor, no co […]
Image courtesy of Flickr user Kevin Dooley. To create value, social intelligence must be mobilized. Insurgent CSR directors do so by cultivating a network of internal allies — call them social intrapreneurs — that are motivated to insert social intelligence into their planning and decision-making activities. The CSR Director’s office becomes a resource and c […]
Vistors walk through the “Luminarium” Sculpture by Alan Parkinson of Architects of Air titled Pentalum in an exhibit on Human Rights at the United Nations office at Geneva. Image courtesy of Flickr user UN Geneva. Photo by Jean-Marc Ferré When preparing the first issue of the ECOFACT Quarterly this year, our team had a discussion […]