Originally Posted by GingerJohn
The company is bigger than one man, even a man as big as Gabe. So long as they keep to the spirit of the company then they will continue to do well. From the sound of how the company is run, with no bosses or formal structure, I would imagine that they are even less dependant on one figurehead than other companies (e.g. Apple).
Valve seems to be a company of hard working, clever and creative people doing what they love. Can't go wrong with that.
Oh I understand but you seem to forget a simple little thing. Its called State Comptrollers and Governments that are taxing entities. In the eyes of the government Valve is a proprietary business and therefor when the proprietor dies a new one must be named in a WILL or else ANYTHING not named in a persons certified WILL (Which I am sure Gabe has one) will go to the state.
Originally Posted by Duplicated
If you still have positive cash flow (as in, a lot, and possibly even more so in the near future once Dota 2 is officially released), why would you want to merge anyway? Even if Gabe drops dead right now, the next person that steps into Valve's CEO position will still turn those deals down.
Unless he turns out to be a spy from Nexon/NCSoft
A CEO is for a corporation as far as I am understanding VALVE Is not a true corporation under the legal definition.
After some quick fact checking it is actually a corporation. The question is.. Is this a Russian line of succession crisis waiting to happen? Since Valve has no titles who is the next man in line to run the company?Edited by Darkpriest667 - 9/27/12 at 2:52pm