Links from the web that discuss Manel Sort, his career and his leadership style.
I was invited to speak at the 6th entrepreneurship conference in Sant Cugat. I explained that my approach to recruitment is to chose team members mostly because of their personality and motivation, and that their actual technical knowledge often comes second. Full article here.
The article looks at King's strategy concerning new platforms, including smart TV. I'm quoted as saying: "When we look at these things, it has to be all about what the users want, whether they want our games on their consoles or TVs. They will let us know, and that's when we will start putting a lot of focus on that." Full article here.
On the back of Candy Crush Saga achieving 500 million downloads, Spanish newspaper El Periódico talks about King's studio in Barcelona and the games released under my leadership, including Papa Pear Saga, Diamond Digger Saga and Bubble Witch Saga 2. Read the full article (in Spanish) here.
Following the win of King's Barcelona studio of a Best Workplaces 2013 award, I was interviewed by Great Place to Work to discuss my leadership style and the talent management strategy I spearhead in Barcelona. Read the full interview here (in Spanish).
I was interviewed by leading Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia to discuss King's strategy in terms of games portfolio and the talent management strategy I lead in the Barcelona studio. Full article here (in Spanish).
The article discusses the agreement between King Entertainment and music school Taller de Musics, which enables music students to compose musical themes for the video games created by the Barcelona studio I lead. Full article here.
Article on King's plans for its Barcelona studio, which is expected to employ a staff of seventy within year. Full article here (in Spanish).
Published on the online version of Forbes magazine, this news item covers King's new development studio in Barcelona under my leadership. Read the full article here.
Advertising Week: Former Digital Chocolate Vice President Manel Sort to head King.com’s new Barcelona studio
Article covering my appointment as head of King’s new game development studio in Barcelona. Full article here.
Article on King’s expansion into Spain and my role leading the new development studio in Barcelona. Full article here.