Ben Feder is an investor and games executive, currently managing partner at TIRTA Ventures. He is also the author of the book Take Off Your Shoes: One Man’s Journey from the Boardroom to Bali and Back. Ben formerly served as the CEO of Take-Two Interactive and was President of International Partnerships for North America at Tencent Games.
Ben talks to Guy about his early career in the media industry, the time he was part of the successful takeover of Take-Two Interactive, and his newly launched venture capital firm TIRTA. Some other topics include video games, artificial intelligence, and the world of streaming.
Full transcript available here: https://aqfd.docsend.com/view/vst3ch75vk2n2sdv
(00:02:19) The Start of a Successful Career
(00:08:13) Choosing Between Business School and a Ph.D.
(00:11:36) How to Be a Good Leader
(00:18:36) The Takeover of Take-Two Interactive
(00:26:23) Streamers vs. Owners of Content
(00:29:41) Should Authors Self-Publish?
(00:38:00) The World of Video Games
(00:47:13) Artificial Intelligence as a Productivity Tool
(00:55:02) TIRTA’s Place in the Venture Capital Space
(00:59:59) Some Thoughts on Psychotherapy
(01:03:47) Jewish Identity and Interconnectedness