Bobby Kotick Prepared All His Life for the Microsoft Merge Trade

Robert A Kotick has been the CEO of Activision Blizzard since June 2017. Kotick was born on March 1, 1963, in Long Island, N.Y. The future CEO was interested in business from his childhood. By junior high, Bobby Kotick had his own business cards for odd jobs. When Kotick entered high school, he had a business renting out Manhattan clubs.

After high school, Bobby Kotick went to Michigan State University for awhile to study art history. Kotick dropped out of college to run his own computer game business by 1983. While in college, Kotick and his dorm roomate, Howard Marks started a computer company called Akronics. The two friends developed some software for Apple II for Steve Jobs. It was in his sophomore year Robert Kotick met Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn, who became a client after investing $300,000 in Akronics. Kotick did not see the need to stay in school. and he entered the working world. After college, Kotick developed software for both Steve Jobs and Steve Wynn. Bobby Kotick entered the video gaming business in 1987.

Almost 40 years after dropping out of college, Robert Kotick is awaiting the results of Activision Blizzard with Microsoft. Kotick has 35 years of experience developing video game software for companies like Nintendo, Commodore International, and others. Kotick believes that trading day should be completed by the end of 2022.

Robert Kotick remembers the early days of Activision when it was important to redeem recycled cans to make some money for his company. Kotick thinks one needs to begin with passion. We must love our work and the people we work with. This passion and love is what made Activision successful in the past 30 years. It was love that was behind Kotick design software the past 40 years.

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