I run social gaming for the Rational Group (PokerStars and Full Tilt), part of Amaya. 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 was previously Sr Director with Zynga's social casino organization. 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.
When it comes to creativity, organizations are a lot like people. They have no problem generating ideas, including some that are potentially useful and novel. Furthermore, they are also generally able to access creative ideas generated by others. Where they fail, however, is at turning those ideas into actual innovations. Indeed, few creative ideas ever beco […]
Today, more and more students, parents, and taxpayers are demanding a greater return for the cost of college education. The Economist has called it a “revolution” and a “cost crisis” in university education. People are justifiably asking whether there is a reasonable return on their tuition investment and business schools are arguably under the microscope mo […]
The founders of Facebook and Microsoft are teaming up to solve climate change. Mark Zuckerberg announced today that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have launched the Breakthrough Energy Coalition with Bill Gates to invest in zero-carbon energy technology around the world. The organization’s membership roster includes some of the most prolific names in tech […]
The holiday season is here, and shoppers and merchants alike are gearing up for the busiest shopping season of the year. How will technology impact retail this season, and what’s new in 2015 about the ancient “art of the sale”? eMarketer predicts a happy holiday season for retailers this year, with US retail sales in the months of November and December incr […]
Organizations no longer ask themselves “Could we do X with data?” The answer is now often yes. Instead, a key question now is, “Should we do X with data?” With analytics as a hammer, so many questions can start to look like nails. It is difficult for organizations to know what to do. But the […]
“Teams in which different individuals took turns leading the group were more creative than teams in which one person was consistently in charge,” writes Peter A. Gloor — one finding from research into the informal knowledge flows from a variety of organizations. What if you could gauge the likelihood that some of your company’s top […]