End Game: Inside the Destruction of Curt Schilling’s 38 StudiosBoston Articles

If you’re a retired baseball superstar, without any idea of how to run a videogame studio, then you probably shouldn’t try starting one. You probably also shouldn’t borrow $75m from the government, and then hire family members with little knowledge of the game industry, then be surprised when it all comes crashing down. Some valuable lessons from this story. 

“As 38 Studios grew from 20 employees in 2006 to 42 in 2007 to 65 in 2008, there were plenty of other goodies along the way: free gym memberships, two homes the company rented to temporarily house new out-of-state hires (though that perk was short-lived), and, one year at Christmas, new laptop computers for every employee. Gifts like the computers came out of Schilling’s pocket — he says he spent as much as $2.5 million on that sort of largesse over the years.”

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/articles/2012/07/38-studios-end-game/print/

End Game: Inside the Destruction of Curt Schilling’s 38 StudiosBoston Articles

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