Gabe Newell on the history, future, economics and philosophy of Valve

Phil Savage


Gabe Newell recently spoke at the University of Texas' LBJ School of Public Affairs about productivity, economics, political institutions and the future of corporations. The school have now posted the full lecture. In it you'll find information about how Valve operate, and why their unusual structure works for them, as well as the success of the Steam Workshop, and that Valve are supposedly the fourth largest bandwidth consumer in the world. If you've a spare hour, and an interest in the thinking and numbers behind the PCs largest distributor, it's well worth a watch.

Thanks, Kotaku .

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Phil Savage

Phil has been PC gaming since the '90s, when RPGs had dice rolls and open world adventures were weird and French. Now he's the deputy editor of PC Gamer; commissioning features, filling magazine pages, and knowing where the apostrophe goes in '90s. He plays Scout in TF2, and isn't even ashamed.

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