Don Mattrick: The Weedkiller of Business

Remember last month when Don Mattrick abandoned ship from Microsoft after the Xbox One unveilings went down in flames? According to AllThingsD, it doesn’t sound like he’s doing too much better at Zynga. Within the first 90 days of assuming his new position, three high-level executives have decided to cut and run.

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Never ask someone known for screwing the pooch to save a company with a dog in its logo.

To be fair, it’s not completely clear from the wording whether the trio will be leaving due to having been eliminated in the restructure, or if they’re packing their bags because they refuse to work with Mattrick. However, it’s noteworthy that David Ko, one of the three executives, was made Zynga’s COO at the end of last year. I don’t think he would’ve gotten that sort of promotion if he hadn’t been doing something right, so perhaps that can tell us a bit about the fact that he’s now riding into the sunset.

Then again, he was promoted by the company that hired Don Mattrick to save them. Maybe it doesn’t tell us that much after all.

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I do not own Don Mattrick’s face, just the right to talk about it. Even if I did own his face, I’d probably sell it on eBay.

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About Leedzie

Leda "Leedzie" Clark is a writer and game designer with a sharp eye for detail and a kooky sense of humor. She's been a nerd as long as she can remember, and always seems to notice the wrong thing first in any given situation.

Posted on August 14, 2013, in Developers, Journalism, News, Video Games and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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