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" My only agenda is, I would like to see mainstream America more empowered to set an agenda. "
" The overall tectonic shifts that are going on in games and more broadly in media are that everything is moving to becoming free, social, and accessible. But we're just at the beginning of that. We can get to a day where short-session play can enhance, if not replace, text messaging as a way to stay in touch with people. "
" There are people who want the comfort and structure of a job where they're given tasks and told what to do. I think it's actually a minority of people. The majority of people don't want that, but I'd say that the companies I've built are full of people with something to prove. "
" In a world of shared data services, where you have third-party networks selling ads on your behalf and displaying them in real time to your users, it's very difficult for you to control everything. "
" You can manage 50 people through the strength of your personality and lack of sleep. You can touch them all in a week and make sure they're all pointed in the right direction. "
" In my early career, there were more negative lessons than positive ones. But I don't think I was looking for the positives enough. "
" I've been good at product entrepreneuring. "
" I think you're defined as a company by what you choose to do and what you choose not to do. "
" My approach is that you have to earn the respect of people you work with. "
" People were hanging out in these places, and just like at cocktail parties, they needed something to do together. I thought, 'How can we fit games into someone's life?' "
" I got involved early on in social media - I created one of the first social networks - and for me, social gaming was a natural evolution of that. "
" It takes sometimes years in the market to get the tuning to the right place where your game is as compelling at level 100 as it was at level 10. "
" As an entrepreneur, you can have an instinct, and your instinct is right, but your idea you're substantiating that into is wrong, and the world is not ready for it. "
" I'm fearful the Democratic Party is already moving too far to the left. I want to push the Democratic Party to be more in touch with mainstream America, and on some issues, that's more left, and on some issues it might be more right. "
" I need to aspire to be a great CEO and not just a great product engineer. "
" I like to bet on people, especially those who have taken risks and failed in some way, because they have more real-world experience. And they're humble. "
" The strength of your company is how wide a variety of people can be successful in it. "
" I think it is rewarding to manage, but it is not what I am passionate about. Managing more than 200 people, maybe 150 people, isn't fun to me and is not my skill set. "
" I seek out a lot of advice from other CEOs. "
" I've grown a lot, and I'm learning every week. "
" From the beginning... I wanted to build a company that could sustain not for two years or four years or even ten years but be something that really matters over time the way Amazon and Google and others have. "
" I think we live in a unique time - the verbs that make up our online and mobile lives haven't been completely invented or imagined for us. That was kind of a life path I was on. "
" I believe in the opportunities for social gaming. It's overlapping with mobile gaming and lots of video gaming, but it's still different. It's all getting more blurry as hardcore games and console games talk about being social. "
" The more you can be self-aware and honest about yourself, the more you can cultivate that in other people. "
" Zynga made social gaming and play a worldwide phenomenon, and we remain the industry leader. "