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.
“No one cares about traffic anymore,” says Stacey Ferguson, founder of the social media community and conference Blogalicious. “Everything is so divided up — you’ve got your blog, then Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest.” What matters instead is influence, and one way to build it is by guiding audiences through the chaos of so much content. Today’s there’s no be […]
The shift from volume-based to value-based health care is inevitable. Although that trend is happening slowly in some communities, payers are increasingly basing reimbursements on the quality of care provided, not just the number and type of procedures. But because most providers’ business models still depend on fee-for-service revenues, reducing volume (and […]
Apple has addressed the spate of chatter about differences in performance between A9 chips used in its new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. We’ve known for a while that some A9 chips were produced by TSMC and others by Samsung, a longtime Apple silicon partner. Recently, people have been pushing and prodding at devices using both chips, coming up with numbers that po […]
Like many successful executives, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates developed their skills as strategists over time. Image courtesy of Flickr user Joi Ito. Many discussions of strategy revolve around companies. But what about the people who develop corporate strategies? How can executives develop their skills as strategists? There’s no better way than to learn from [ […]
When information behaves in unexpected ways, it can find its way to places where it can be beneficial that were not identified beforehand, argues Jerry Kane. This post is part 3 in a 5-part series focusing on the potential impact of social media within the enterprise. Part 1 dealt with a framework for understanding how […]