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Markus Metes Mojang Masses Minecraft Millions

The Minecraft Forums round up a couple of tweets telling a tale of generosity where Markus "Notch" Persson distributed his 2011 dividends from Mojang to the company's 25 employees. This comes to approximately three million dollars, a gesture which moved at least one Mojang employee to tears. Thanks MisterBenn.

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22. Re: Markus Metes Mojang Masses Minecraft Millions Mar 3, 2012, 02:36 Creston
 
*applauds*

Notch is a good guy, period.

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21. Re: Markus Metes Mojang Masses Minecraft Millions Mar 3, 2012, 00:36 Ventura
 
But yes, he didn't have to do that and its incredibly generous.

And, like I was suggesting, also incredibly rare. Hard to believe Notch and my bosses are the same species, to be honest.
 
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20. Re: Markus Metes Mojang Masses Minecraft Millions Mar 2, 2012, 19:55 Warskull
 
Dev wrote on Mar 2, 2012, 17:25:
Ruffiana wrote on Mar 2, 2012, 14:22:
Should give this a look see
Interesting.
A comment in that video let me to this, where the beth skyrim team took one week off after shipping the game to add whatever they wanted to the game. They came up with quite a lot:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOUCDIP9uV0

I think this is why, at the core, the inde dev model is superior. Smaller teams doing what they want without CEOs or profit getting in the way. It is a whole company that lets people do what they want. If you look at Valve, their entire organization is essentially this, people do what they want. As a result every developer wants to work for valve, the can attract top talent, and they don't handcuff their talent.

I see the inde model as kind of like the winemaker model. Yes, they want to make some money. However, their main goal is to make something awesome and just happen to make a living off of it too. Which is more personally satisfying, making a lot of money or being able to look and say you made something that everyone plays and enjoys. Being able to look at it and really say "this is some of my best work."
 
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19. Re: Markus Metes Mojang Masses Minecraft Millions Mar 2, 2012, 19:19 Sepharo
 
Love the headline Blue  
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18. Re: Markus Metes Mojang Masses Minecraft Millions Mar 2, 2012, 17:25 Dev
 
Ruffiana wrote on Mar 2, 2012, 14:22:
Should give this a look see
Interesting.
A comment in that video let me to this, where the beth skyrim team took one week off after shipping the game to add whatever they wanted to the game. They came up with quite a lot:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOUCDIP9uV0
 
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17. Re: About time! Mar 2, 2012, 17:10 Julio
 
Hardly any companies share the wealth. Nice to see.  
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16. Re: About time! Mar 2, 2012, 15:53 Beelzebud
 
While I feel that Notch dropped the ball and left Minecraft in sort of a mess, I have no doubt he's a great human being on a personal level. This sort of proves that.  
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15. About time! Mar 2, 2012, 15:42 JohnBirshire
 
Someone that actually spends their blood, sweat, and tears making the game actually gets to share some of the dividends?!

Whoa, I think my head just exploded.

I wish Markus was my CEO.
 
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14. Re: Markus Metes Mojang Masses Minecraft Millions Mar 2, 2012, 15:06 Beamer
 
Ruffiana wrote on Mar 2, 2012, 14:22:
Cutter wrote on Mar 2, 2012, 13:11:
I have a friend who works for a profit sharing company and it works incredibly well. Money talks and BS walks. It never ceases to amaze me how much money corps waste on trying to motivate emplyees with the "we're a team and all in it together" BS. Nothing motivates like a big fat bonus.

Should give this a look see

A professor of mine did the study he mentioned. Interesting stuff, but tends to be common sense.

By and large, though, people find that money isn't a good reward. You take money for granted easier than other things, so it can't be used alone.
 
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13. Re: Markus Metes Mojang Masses Minecraft Millions Mar 2, 2012, 14:52 LittleMe
 
Dev wrote on Mar 2, 2012, 12:31:
Ventura wrote on Mar 2, 2012, 09:45:
If I didn't read about it, I wouldn't have believed it possible.

Suffice to say, I've never had a boss even nearly like Notch, that's for damn sure.
There are profit sharing companies that essentially do something similar. The employees often own stock thats not available to the public and share in profits if they make some. Often they get shares along with their paycheck, so the employees are more invested in wanting and trying to have their company succeed.

But yes, he didn't have to do that and its incredibly generous.

Yeah it's both generous and good business. Good for morale, good PR, good way to motivate new talent to want to work for him, etc etc.. This is good business. It's very capitalistic and anti-socialist to reward employees for good company performance.

 
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12. Re: Markus Metes Mojang Masses Minecraft Millions Mar 2, 2012, 14:39 Nighthawk
 
Suddenly that money I forked over for a simple game doesn't seem "too much" anymore.
Props to Notch
 
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11. Re: Markus Metes Mojang Masses Minecraft Millions Mar 2, 2012, 14:22 Ruffiana
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 2, 2012, 13:11:
I have a friend who works for a profit sharing company and it works incredibly well. Money talks and BS walks. It never ceases to amaze me how much money corps waste on trying to motivate emplyees with the "we're a team and all in it together" BS. Nothing motivates like a big fat bonus.

Should give this a look see
 
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10. Re: Markus Metes Mojang Masses Minecraft Millions Mar 2, 2012, 13:11 Cutter
 
I have a friend who works for a profit sharing company and it works incredibly well. Money talks and BS walks. It never ceases to amaze me how much money corps waste on trying to motivate emplyees with the "we're a team and all in it together" BS. Nothing motivates like a big fat bonus.
 
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9. Re: Markus Metes Mojang Masses Minecraft Millions Mar 2, 2012, 12:31 Dev
 
Ventura wrote on Mar 2, 2012, 09:45:
If I didn't read about it, I wouldn't have believed it possible.

Suffice to say, I've never had a boss even nearly like Notch, that's for damn sure.
There are profit sharing companies that essentially do something similar. The employees often own stock thats not available to the public and share in profits if they make some. Often they get shares along with their paycheck, so the employees are more invested in wanting and trying to have their company succeed.

But yes, he didn't have to do that and its incredibly generous.
 
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8. Re: Markus Metes Mojang Masses Minecraft Millions Mar 2, 2012, 11:41 [VG]Reagle
 
zombiefan wrote on Mar 2, 2012, 11:18:
Imagine if he put some of that money into a competent support system, so I could RESET MY FUCKING PASSWORD and play again. Just imagine...

Now that was a hilarious post. Very nice lol!
 
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7. Re: Markus Metes Mojang Masses Minecraft Millions Mar 2, 2012, 11:18 zombiefan
 
Imagine if he put some of that money into a competent support system, so I could RESET MY FUCKING PASSWORD and play again. Just imagine...  
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6. Re: Markus Metes Mojang Masses Minecraft Millions Mar 2, 2012, 10:08 Chromius
 
That is awesome.

Its still not going to stop me from starting the next American revolution vs evil capitalism gone wrong. muhahahhahahahahah

Glad I bought Minecraft, I am into Simulations and strategy but minecraft with mods is a bit of fun
 
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5. Re: Markus Metes Mojang Masses Minecraft Millions Mar 2, 2012, 10:05 space captain
 
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Go forth, and kill!
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4. Re: Markus Metes Mojang Masses Minecraft Millions Mar 2, 2012, 09:55 Quboid
 
YET WHEN THE BANKS DO IT PEOPLE COMPLAIN! HYPOCRITES!

(I'm kidding.)
 
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3. Re: Markus Metes Mojang Masses Minecraft Millions Mar 2, 2012, 09:46 InBlack
 
Not crazy. Just unbelievably uncapitalistic. KUDOS to Notch.  
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