Ben Feder is President of International Partnerships for the U.S. at Tencent, the Chinese Internet conglomerate, and formerly was CEO of Take Two interactive, the publisher of the smash video game hits, Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto, and NBA 2K. He serves on the boards of directors of public and private companies in the media and entertainment industries and is a director of Save a Child's Heart, a nonprofit that works globally to rescue children with congenital heart defects. A Harvard Business School graduate, Ben lives in New York City with his wife, Victoria, and their four children.
"A refreshingly pleasant addition to the journals of
self-discovery, with a timely focus on ecological stewardship.
Feder's self-deprecating humor remains charming throughout."
"This is a well written, well-edited look at Ben Feder's transformational journey and for many will be immensely relatable...Feder is witty and wise, providing insightful guidance and motivation for anyone facing change or seeking a balance between their professional and personal lives."
"Most hard-charging senior executives have thought of leaving their stressful jobs and bugging out to Bali. Ben Feder had the guts to do it. Even if we can't follow in his footsteps, we all can benefit from his experience through the compelling story he tells in Take Off Your Shoes."
-Tom Glocer, Former CEO of Thomson Reuters and Founder of Angelic Partners
"Fiercely honest, Ben Feder takes off more than his shoes. He takes the bands off his plastic, expansive brain and lets us in on an intimate journey. At the end I felt a crazy thing: this is an exciting time to be a man. Could this book be more timely? I read it cover to cover on my iPhone!"
-Geraldine Laybourne, Co-founder of Katapult; Founder, Oxygen Media; first President, Nickelodeon
"The magic of Ben Feder's narrative is that we see our own lives unfold as we travel alongside him on his journey. His poignant inner monologue touches us and emboldens us to make braver choices in our own lives. We are left richer for the voyage."
-Eric Langshur, author of the New York Times bestseller Start Here
"I think you will enjoy why he made such dramatic changes to his life and the outcomes from those lessons, both of which were refreshing and healing for him and his family."
"How do you balance quality of life (for yourself and your family) with career? Ben Feder shares how he made that call in his informative and thought provoking travel memoir, Take Off Your Shoes: One Man's Journey from the Boardroom to Bali and Back."