Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick is using the coronavirus pandemic to (safely) get closer to his employees.
Kotick revealed Tuesday that he gave out his personal phone number to 10,000 workers and said he “encouraged every single employee that has a concern that relates to their health care” to contact him. A “few hundred” have reached out so far, he told CNBC.– CNN Business
How about Pope Bob Kotick The First here! Swooping in to save the day when we need him most by putting “TEXT ME! 555-555-5555!” in his bio like he’s Justin Bieber.
From the man who brought you “my goal is to take all the fun out of making video games”, and “we are pretty good at keeping people focused on the deep depression”, comes a groundbreaking method to connect with your employees. Corporate disconnects? Glass ceilings? Not any more! Uncle Bobby B Baby, Uncle Bobby B!
“And Tony, you know if it was left to me, I would raise the prices even further.” said Bobby Kotick once famously said when asked about the upcoming price points for peripheral-based Activision games DJ Hero and Tony Hawk Ride — both of which went for a smooth $120. What were we talking about again? Ah yes.
I’ll tell you one thing, if I’m your average Activision employee, I am sweating bullets every time I pick up that phone because I’d be too tempted to text Bobby Brightside here and give him a piece of my mind. I swear to God it’d be just like the drum set scene in Step Brothers.
Bobby, you really are a saint. Benevolent Bob. Mr. “if we can’t exploit a game franchise every year across every platform don’t bother”, Mr. Reward Profit And Nothing Else, you certainly are the Mother Teresa of our time.
Thanks for listening, Bobby. We really are glad you’re here to hear us out.
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