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.
Barbara Ann Berwick drove for Uber for eight weeks in 2014. She, and two others, then brought suit against the company. On June 16, the California Labor Commission ruled that she as a driver should have been classified as an employee – not an independent contractor – and that she was due over $4 million in expenses and penalties. As expected, Uber filed its […]
How long will recruiters spend on your résumé before deciding to toss it in the recycle bin? Six seconds, says online job search site The Ladders. That’s about 20 to 30 words. So how do you write those first few lines of your resume—the summary section—to compel the recruiter to keep reading? How do you make sure you get the call—and not the toss? How do you […]
Last week, we noted a recent change to the App Store’s algorithm which appeared to have more heavily impacted iPad app developers, and ultimately resulted in ranking changes for some subset of app publishers. Now, we have more evidence that supports the theory that the recent changes to app rankings were actually an adjustment to the algorithm, as a opposed […]
Servers.com, a hosting company with a focus on dedicated bare-metal servers that launched in Europe in 2005, today announced the opening of its first U.S. data center location. The new Dallas data center currently only offers dedicated servers, but it will soon also play host to Server.com’s shared cloud hosting servers, too. Read More
Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors, SpaceX and SolarCity, has a noted ability to spot unmet market needs. Image of Musk courtesy of Flickr user Maurizio Pesce. How well do you understand the implications of broad market trends and less visible undercurrents for your business? How much have you thought about how those trends impact […]
In an example from Intermountain Healthcare’s own operating rooms, the use of data to measure the impact of standardized surgeon attire on infection rates resulted in a significant drop in those rates. The recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s federal subsidies for health insurance further entrenches the law, […]