E975: Machine Zone CEO Kristen Dumont on growing her mobile gaming unicorn, journey from advisor to COO to CEO, iterating to the best business model, creating exciting content for a global market, attracting celebrity talent, & optimizing for employee productivity at the highest level

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Machine Zone CEO Kristen Dumont on growing her mobile gaming unicorn, journey from advisor to COO to CEO, iterating to the best business model, creating exciting content for a global market, attracting celebrity talent, & optimizing for employee productivity at the highest level
1:15 Jason intros Kristen
2:56 Differences between casual, mid-core and hardcore mobile games
10:40 Mobile gaming’s monetary scale
12:30 Demanding excellence at MZ
14:00 How Kristen handles work/life balance
18:00 Mobile games going international, licensing v. building organic brands
27:44 Getting Arnold Schwarzenegger & other celebs in MZ ads
41:55 Kristen’s path to MZ
43:10 Handling layoffs with direct honesty
45:25 Crypto resembling the early days of the Dot-com Era
53:30 Jason and Kristen go back and forth on WeWork problems
1:02:10 Being a female CEO in the gaming industry

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