Gaming Expert Intersects with Public Governance
Gabe Newell, founder of Valve Corp., will discuss lessons learned from founding a large company and making governance work both in public and private sectors.
Wed January 30, 2013 at SRH 3.122 LBJ School of Public Affairs
Mr.Newell worked for many years at Microsoft as a leading designer of the first three releases of Windows. In 1996 he left Microsoft to found, with Mike Harrington, Valve Corporation – a video game company which has proved immensely successful and whose anarcho-syndicalist structure poses interesting questions about the possible future of corporations. Valve’s trading platform, Steam, has evolved into a major electronic market, with 55 million active customers spread all over the planet.