#075 - Player-driven Business. Players, Management and Values

with Jonathan 'Loda' Berg - Ceo of Alliance

Topics
00:00 – 01:50 Introduction
01:50 – 04:46 Work/Life balance for pro Dota players
04:46 – 07:50 Loda’s background in Esports
07:50 – 12:45 How The International has changed over time
12:45 – 16:55 The Dota Pro Circuit system vs. TI
16:55 – 19:40 Storytelling in Esports
19:40 – 21:02 Content creators & influencers’ place in Esports
21:02 – 23:43 Red Bull media team’s storytelling
23:43 – 25:08 Discussing Nikobaby
25:08 – 30:00 Balancing content vs. practice
30:00 – 37:43 What’s the lifespan of a player?
37:43 – 40:21 Mental training/coaching
40:21 – 42:06 Sweden’s success in Esports
42:06 – 48:12 Esports pathways for kids / amateurs
48:12 – 51:06 Challenges being a CEO compared to a player
51:06 – 54:19 Player-driven organisations
54:19 – 56:54 Managing salaries vs. expenses
56:54 – 58:37 International expansion
58:37 – 1:02:37 Breaking into new games
1:02:37 – 1:05:07 External investment
1:05:07 – 1:06:15 Good business sense
1:06:15 – 1:08:24 Passion in leadership
1:08:24 – 1:11:29 Non-endemic guidance in business
1:11:29 – 1:12:48 Getting non-endemics involved
1:12:48 – 1:14:34 Environmental awareness and customer values
1:14:34 – 1:16:34 Health-based brand involvement
1:16:34 – 1:23:05 Mental health, coaching and burnout
1:23:05 – 1:26:25 Predicting future champions
1:26:25 – 1:29:29 Unpredictability in play
1:29:29 – 1:30:46 Critical strategic thinking
1:30:46 – 1:33:24 Importance of care in the industry
1:33:24 – 1:35:15 New markets

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Host – Chris Smith

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