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Paul Thelen: Don't be paralyzed by imperfect data

From 0 to $200M in revenue, Big Fish Games CEO and founder shares lessons on scaling

Innovation series by Bambi Francisco Roizen
June 21, 2013
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/301c

One thing that separates entrepreneurs from others is their bullheadedness. That's the words used by Vinod Khosla. And that's what we hear from entrepreneurs who've made it big. Listen to Big Fish Games CEO and Founder Paul Thelen, and you'll understand bullheadedness.

"A big part of running a company is making decisions with imperfect data," said Thelen, on stage at Vator Splash LA.

"Data can help you make informed decisions but, "at the end of the day, if you require perfect data to make decisions, your company is going to be paralyzed." It takes a bullheaded, determined person to keep going even in the face of imperfect data and adversity. Check out the lessons learned. They're a good way to pick yourself up and fight another day.


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Description: Founded in 2002, Big Fish is the leading online marketplace for premium casual games.  Through its proprietary, data driven platform...
Bio: Founder, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of Big Fish Games. He has an MBA from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Scienc...

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