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.
In the ancient world, the Greeks believed that all great insights came from one of nine muses, divine sisters who brought inspiration to mere mortals. In the modern world, few people still believe in the muses, but we all still love to hear stories of sudden inspiration. Like Newton and the apple, or Archimedes and the bathtub (both another type of myth), we […]
The decor varies greatly in the offices of the 550 CEOs, government officials, and heads of NGOs interviewed as part of our research on leadership — but hands down, photos are the most popular accessory. There are some shots of families and vacations, but most of the pictures show these senior leaders with prominent people. Playing golf with Jack Nicklaus. S […]
Shervin Pishevar was just a six-year-old child when when the bombs from the Iran-Iraq War started to fall in 1980. His father, a high-ranking television executive, felt the family was in danger during the Iranian Revolution and so they left for the U.S. where he ended up driving taxis to make ends meet. But in America, the Pishevars persevered, and then they […]
Alibaba has agreed to spend HKD $6.24 billion (about USD $804 million) for a 60% stake in TV and film producer ChinaVision Media Group. The purchase will allow Alibaba, which already dominates China's e-commerce market, to boost its digital entertainment strategy. Read More
Apple’s shareholders applaud CEO Tim Cook’s stand on climate change despite attacks from opponents. Will other executives follow suit? Justin Sullivan/Getty Image News/Thinkstock By now, you probably have heard about Apple CEO Tim Cook’s tart response to the conservative National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) at Apple’s February 28 annual shareho […]
Toyota returned to its focus on sustainable production practices after recall setbacks. Image courtesy of Flickr user Toyota UK. For decades, Toyota caught the imagination of managers around the world. It became an emblematic case for everything from quality and reliability to employee engagement and continuous improvement. Recent years have tarnished its im […]