gsummit June 19-21, 2012

Gaming the System: Motivation Lessons from the World of Card Counting

Ivan May 18, 2012 0

Gaming the system made the MIT blackjack team a huge financial success but what ultimately made Jeff excel was his use of metrics and measurement to motivate us both as a team and as individuals. Jeff’s success was deeply rooted in some basic game mechanics that he will discuss both in the context of beating the house and motivating individuals in any work environment. The latter portion will focus on my new company, tenXer.


Jeffrey Ma,  CEO of Tenxer

JEFFREY MA – Currently the CEO of Tenxer, Jeff is a blackjack expert and protagonist of the New York Times best-selling Novel Bringing Down the House and Hollywood hit movie 21, which told the story of a group of MIT students who made millions beating Vegas casinos at their own games. At Gsummit, Jeff will discuss how to think about gaming the system and the power of incentives. Follow Jeff on Twitter @JeffMa

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