EP.31: Joost van Dreunen (Author & Entrepreneur) - Gaming’s Role in the Emerging Metaverse
Joost van Dreunen is an entrepreneur and author. He teaches the business of video games at NYU Stern School of Business and wrote a book called ONE UP: Creativity, Competition, and the Global Business of Video Games. He spent the last two decades as an industry analyst working with all of the major firms on strategy. After selling SuperData Research, a games research firm he co-founded, to Nielsen in 2018, he’s now investing and advising data companies and game makers. Joost writes about the business of gaming and hosts a podcast called Unboxing: Play & Profit for the Gaming Curious.
We cover in detail the growing role of gaming in helping to realize the metaverse and why “video games” are a key pillar in the paradigm shift of human experience on the Internet.
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