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Bob Cooney

SPEAKER, AUTHOR, MENTOR

An 8X entrepreneur with thirty-five years of experience launching emerging technology companies, Bob Cooney is widely referred to as the world’s foremost expert on location-based virtual reality.

An Inc. 500 CEO with a successful NASDAQ IPO, Bob is the go-to-market strategist behind many of the world’s most successful immersive entertainment products. Cooney mentors founders and executive teams of some of the top VR companies and helps operators choose the best VR products for their locations.

Five Whys

Why Asking Why is the Key to Innovative Experience Design

July 28, 2020

In my last blog post on how to design entertainment experiences, I wrote about the importance of a holistic approach to experience design where you consider all of your stakeholders. But it’s not enough just to identify them. You need to engage with them to understand their needs, so you can design an experience that…

Holistic approach

5 Critical Components of Successful Experience Design

July 27, 2020

In a time when everything is changing, we all need to innovate the design of experiences we offer our customers. What we did last year is unlikely to work today. We’ve never seen anything like this in our lifetime. Well-worn best practices are suddenly obsolete, making innovation a required skill for survival. Innovation is not…

McKinsey Innovation Priority by Sector

Innovate or Die

July 20, 2020

Everything has changed, but at the same time, nothing has changed.  That’s the paradox of the times.  The rules of being in public are changing.  Consumer habits, parent’s risk profiles, entertainment options and appetites are all changing. Yet the initiative to innovate business models is lagging. When I talk to business owners and executives, the…

Social Experience Top Golf

How to Deliver Social Experiences to Your Guests

July 14, 2020

When I spoke to Randy White in June of 2020, one of the areas we touched on was the need for more social experiences.  Why do they want to be entertained? Why do they go out to movies, or bowling, or restaurants? Randy’s opinion on this is they want to socialize. “People want social experiences”…

Nobody puts baby in a corner

What Do People Want? Social vs Shared Experiences.

June 30, 2020

When I spoke to Randy White this month, one of the areas we touched on was the need for more social experiences.  Why do people want to be entertained? Why do they go out to movies, or bowling, or restaurants? Randy’s research on this strongly suggests people want to socialize. “People want social experiences” has…

Complexity requires systems thinking and emergence

You Have to Change to Survive – Here’s How

June 22, 2020

On a call with a client last night with a location-based entertainment startup, I was continually asked for answers to questions. “If we do this, what will the result be?”  This line of thinking is based upon cause and effect. One thing happens, and it triggers a response. It’s pretty much how we are taught…

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