Activision Blizzard is a video game publisher known to make popular games such as Candy Crush, Guitar Hero, Crash Bandicoot, and Overwatch. The company has a market value of about $ 70.9 billion. To add, the company employs over 10,000 people.
Despite a mixed trading session for the market on December 28 of last year, Activision Blizzard still managed to have a successful stock day. On this day, Activision Blizzard, Inc. shares increased 1.86% to $66.67. Despite the S& P index falling by 0.10% to 4,786.35. Market Watch reports that the company’s stock outperformed some of its competitors. The company surpassed its 50-day average volume of 12.0 million by 1.5 million.
Bobby Kotick is the President of Activision Blizzard. The University of Michigan alumni has more than three decades of experience in the gaming empire; Kotick has the longest history of any CEO in a video game company. Kotick recalls how he felt that he would have had more control of his vocation was he the developer. He, however, admits that working with Electronic Arts in the 80s drove him to start his own company.
Kotick recalls the humble beginning of his company and how they needed to sell furniture and aluminum cans to pay bills. He recognizes his employee’s dedication as one of the factors that helped in the company’s growth.
Kotick believes love and passion for one’s vocation and liking your colleagues have also helped in his career. He believes that while he has 30 years of working in Activision blizzard, he does have 40 years of experience in creating software. He believes that were it not for the love of what he is doing. He would have opted to do something else.
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