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What Would You Do All Over Again?

“Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.” – Andy Grove “When a great team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat.”   -Pat Riley   By: Gina Angeli, Bay Tek Games Take a look around you- the general state of the economy [...]

2018-10-09T13:36:12+00:00 October 9th, 2018|

Making Your Mark

By: Molly Van Lannen, Bay Tek Games I had the pleasure of being witness to a career milestone this past week.  The presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to none only than our very own Larry Treankler.  Not only was I able to be there for the acceptance of the award, but I have been [...]

2018-10-09T13:30:46+00:00 October 9th, 2018|

Big Bass Wheel is 10 Years Old!

The classic arcade redemption game celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year. “This is truly an evergreen game that’s become a staple in game rooms. It continues to be at the top of room rank reports, even after all these years,” said Rick Rochetti, Director of Sales & Marketing at Bay Tek Games. To play Big [...]

2018-09-25T21:23:31+00:00 September 24th, 2018|

Preparing for a Hurricane

By: Howard McAuliffe, Pinnacle Entertainment Group It is Hurricane season; Hurricane Florence is bearing down on the East Coast and surely grocery stores are running out of bread and milk in its path.  This last-minute prep may help people in the short term but preparing for the storm really is done far before the storm [...]

2018-09-12T13:55:57+00:00 September 12th, 2018|

Leading with Relationship

By: Gina Angeli, Bay Tek Games “Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people.” – Barbara Bush   Leadership is a goal that millions of people pursue at some point in their lives. They do this for a myriad of reasons: some [...]

2018-09-12T13:38:50+00:00 September 12th, 2018|

Owning up to our Mistakes

By: Darnelle Simmons Have you ever made a mistake and avoided accepting ownership of that mistake?  No one likes to error but it happens and the best way to deal with it is own the mistake and accept the blame when you deserve it.  You may know certain people who don’t want to come forth [...]

2018-09-11T21:03:07+00:00 September 11th, 2018|

Team Cultures Win

By: Gina Angeli, Bay Tek Games “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” -Michael Jordan “Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare.”  - Patrick Lencioni Bay Tek Games is located in a small community outside the [...]

2018-08-07T21:45:59+00:00 August 7th, 2018|

Are You a Good Listener?

By: Mark Lenske If you’re leader at any level, you may want to listen up. We hear many explanations of what the experts say makes a great leader: high energy, education, training, leading by example, boldness, inspirational, experience, humility and so on.  These are all valid but one that jumps out at me over and [...]

2018-08-07T21:30:39+00:00 August 7th, 2018|

Payout, Tickets Redeemed, and Cost of Goods Sold

By: Howard McAuliffe The three terms “payout, “tickets redeemed,” and “cost of goods” sold are often used interchangeably but they refer to very distinct measurements.  This is important because the relationship between these measurements helps a manager to understand their operations.  We’ll define these terms, and then explain how to use them in your arcade. [...]

2018-07-11T13:07:16+00:00 July 11th, 2018|

Our Leadership Crucible

By: Gina Angeli Definition of crucible: : a severe test . : a place or situation in which concentrated forces interact to cause or influence change or development                                     - Miriam Webster’s Dictionary   We, in the Village, have the tremendous opportunity to share and learn about leadership together at Jump Start! This is a monthly [...]

2018-07-10T17:47:05+00:00 July 10th, 2018|