EA CEO John Riccitiello may not have succeeded as grandly as he sought to during this generation, but he’s certainly not lacking in vision. EA has seen tremendous growth in its digital business and while Riccitiello admits his company “dropped the ball” at the beginning of the cycle, he sees every failure as an opportunity.
During his commencement speech at the Haas Business School at the University of California at Berkeley — of which he is an alumni — Riccitiello said that his many failures over the last four years have helped him to learn and grow. According to Venture Beat, he attributes the Haas school’s “students always” mentality, of learning from every failure as a way to set yourself up for greater success, as a big motivator in those dark times.
Since I have seen EA just fall and fall and fall since around 2007/2008 since they reformed all their divisions, that was around the time of Riccitiello – so maybe we can hope EA will pull their finger out?