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The Economics of Video Games and Movies

Strauss Zelnick, chairman and CEO of Take-Two Interactive and partner at ZMC, joins headhunter Christian Alexander of Macro Link to share the lessons he learned on his journey to the top of the media world. Take-Two Interactive is one of the largest gaming companies, and its stock is up over 900% since Zelnick became its CEO in 2011. Zelnick discusses his investment philosophy and compares the advantages and disadvantages of the film business, the music business, and the video game business. He also analyzes various secular trends on his radar including the widespread adoption of big data usage, a trend he calls "the data explosion." Filmed on September 23, 2020.

Guest Name
Strauss Zelnick and Christian Alexander
Anchor Name
Christian Alexander
Keywords Name
Film Industry, Finance, Real Vision, BIg Data, Video Games, Interview, Trading, Investment Outlook, Economics, Technology, Cryptocurrencies, Investment Framework, Macro, Has Everything Changed, Music Industry, Investing, Big Data
Show Name
The Interview