Friday, December 23, 2016

2016 Year in Review - Tech & Game News

Professionally speaking, in 2016, I found articles about in-app purchasesthe value of interactive game deals, pricing of bundles and discounting to be most relevant news to my practice of auditing game publishers and distributors, while right of publicity cases like this and this were most relevant to my forensic accounting work.

Further, followers of my tech feed on Twitter - especially game developer CFOs and attorneys - were most engaged by the following news in 2016, especially news reported by Gamasutra and VentureBeat:
There were many shares of information that did not engage readers, so I did not mention them.  What was the most interesting games earnings news story not mentioned here, especially those that pertain to royalties and/or damages?

Friday, April 22, 2016

Three Business Tactics From Prince

Just as Prince the musician was at once visionary, experimental, subversive and successful, so was Prince the business executive.  

The genius gift of Prince's music will be with us forever, but I also hope we remember some of the business tactics that seemed to serve him well:

·         Manage Supply – Prince strategically limited exploitations of his work and avoided overexposure in order to maximize the value of his music and brand

·         Embrace Change – Prince was not afraid to cycle through an array of advisors and business models in order to best support his individual career path

·         Activism – Prince was a fiercely outspoken artist rights and copyright advocate, which he leveraged to favorably renegotiate at least one record deal

What lessons have you learned from Prince and his great legacy?