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.
DAVE WHEELER FOR HBR How do you create a great place to work? Once, paying people well, offering interesting assignments, and providing recognition may have been enough. But the nature of work has changed. Over the past decade, technological advances have enabled us to work at all hours, often at great expense to our sleep. We’re surrounded by devices that m […]
Collecting and using patients’ evaluations of their providers has been a work in progress for the last thirty years — but the “progress” aspect is suddenly moving into high gear. The original goal of surveying patients was quality assurance — making sure nothing terrible was amiss. Today, the goal is actual quality improvement, and, as a result, the use of p […]
Enterprise software company Atlassian, which filed a month ago to go public on NASDAQ, has disclosed how much its shares will cost. In a SEC filing, the company said its 20 million shares will be priced between $16.50 to $18.50. Read More
Quikr, which claims to be India’s largest classifieds site, is in talks to acquire Commonfloor, a property listings portal. A source says the deal will be worth roughly $200 million and help Quikr build its real-estate listings vertical into an industry leader. Read More
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 […]