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.
Brain GamesThe Charm HackerMatterOlivia Fox Cabane is an introvert who was an outcast in school. Today she earns six figures teaching people, mostly up-and-coming Silicon Valley leaders, how to be charismatic. Her story is not only an inspiring one of adapting self-help narratives and neuroscience to "trick" her own mind; it’s also a tale couched i […]
C.K. Prahalad and Stuart Hart’s seminal book The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid gained a wide audience when it was published in 2004 and has continued to be widely read ever since. Its iconic phrase, “bottom of the pyramid,” entered the English lexicon. The book was a call to action to the world’s largest companies to develop new products for the four […]
Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research, a technology, media and telecom advisory firm, and founder of Backerjack. He blogs at Techspressive. Each week, Backerjack shares three tech-related products seeking funding. Talk to your home and have it listen and respond with ALYT Part of the smart-home dream has always been being able t […]
If you are anything like me, you use multiple messaging apps on a daily or weekly basis – and you use them for more than just texting. My colleagues, friends and family all prefer different apps, and I use each app in a different way. I don't think messaging is a winner-take-all market globally. Read More
Image courtesy of Flickr user Kevin Dooley. To create value, social intelligence must be mobilized. Insurgent CSR directors do so by cultivating a network of internal allies — call them social intrapreneurs — that are motivated to insert social intelligence into their planning and decision-making activities. The CSR Director’s office becomes a resource and c […]
Vistors walk through the “Luminarium” Sculpture by Alan Parkinson of Architects of Air titled Pentalum in an exhibit on Human Rights at the United Nations office at Geneva. Image courtesy of Flickr user UN Geneva. Photo by Jean-Marc Ferré When preparing the first issue of the ECOFACT Quarterly this year, our team had a discussion […]