Kenneth F. Goldstein

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Kenneth F. Goldstein is an American writer, software designer, and technology executive. He is the author of two novels. He has held executive positions at several large media and software companies.

Early life[edit]

Goldstein was born in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.


Goldstein served as Vice President of Entertainment and Education Products at Broderbund Software, where he had oversight of the Carmen Sandiego series,[1][2] and founded the company’s Red Orb Entertainment division.[3][4][5] Goldstein also worked for Philips Interactive Media, where he was involved in video game design.

In 1998 Goldstein became an executive vice president and managing director at Disney Online;[6][7] his team launched the multiplayer game Toontown Online.[8] Goldstein was profiled several media publications between 2001 and 2004, giving his views on marketing to children and the increasing number of young internet users.[9][10][11] He left Disney in 2006.[12]

Goldstein served as Chairman and CEO of the comparison shopping site;[13][14] when the site was purchased in 2010 by Market America, he moved to a position in the new company.[15]

Goldstein has blogged on matters of business, media and technology at Corporate Intelligence Radio, and is a regular contributor to The Good Men Project, a digital content website where he is on the board of directors.

Goldstein's first novel, This Is Rage, was published in 2013, by author and publisher Lou Aronica's imprint The Story Plant.[16] In 2013 he published a second book, Endless Encores with Fiction Studio Books.[17][18] The book uses a fictional situation to demonstrate paths of continued success in small business.[19][20]


  1. ^ Anne Hart (June 2004). Writing 7-Minute Inspirational Life Experience Vignettes: Create and Link 1,500-Word True Stories. iUniverse. pp. 204–. ISBN 978-0-595-32237-4.
  2. ^ "After Win95, What Do You Do For An Encore?". Bloomberg Business, October 15, 1995
  3. ^ Angwin, Julia. "Broderbund in the Game / New titles will bear Red Orb brand name" "San Francisco Chronicle", May 22, 1997. Retrieved on August 15, 2013.
  4. ^ Executive Turntable. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 19 December 1998. pp. 58–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  5. ^ "Interview with Ken Goldstein". By Newton Lee, Theoretical and Practical Computer Applications in Entertainment, [Vol. 3, No. 3]
  6. ^ "Disney Online gets down to kid business".. Chicago Tribune. May 12, 2003 By John Schmeltzer.
  7. ^ "Disney Online gets a major overhaul". By David Bloom, Los Angeles Daily News, via Deseret News, Wednesday, May 5, 1999
  8. ^ Sulic, Ivan "Toontown in June" "IGN", May 5, 2003. Retrieved on August 15, 2013.
  9. ^ Handelman, David. "Ken Goldstein", "MediaWeek", January 8, 2001. Retrieved on July 29, 2013.
  10. ^ Hao, Sean. "Disney exec offers tips on branding" "The Honolulu Advertiser", November 17, 2003. Retrieved on June 29, 2013.
  11. ^ Rodgers, Zachary. "Questions for Disney Online's Ken Goldstein" "ClickZ", November 1, 2004. Retrieved on June 29, 2013.
  12. ^ "Disney Shakes Up Digital Sales Leadership". By Mike Shields, Ad Week April 4, 2011
  13. ^ "Market America buys" "Silicon Valley Business Journal", December 15, 2010. Retrieved on August 15, 2013.
  14. ^ "Former Disney Exec Becomes CEO". DMN, Mickey Alam Khan May 15, 2006
  15. ^ "Market America Acquires Bill Gates-Backed Shopping Site". TechCrunch, Dec 15, 2010 by Robin Wauters
  16. ^ Yokel, Dindy. "Book reviews" This is Rage". Foreword Reviews. Dindy Yokel. November 30, 2013
  17. ^ "Entrepreneurs Survival Guide: 10 Business Books for Your Nightstand". Small Business Trends, Nov 21, 2015 by Ivana Taylor
  18. ^ "The Pursuit of Innovation with Ken Goldstein". The Thin Difference, By Jon Mertz October 29, 2015
  19. ^ "10 Insights To Ensure Repeatable Business Success". Forbes, Martin Zwilling , Sep 22, 2015
  20. ^ " Hamilton Business February bookmarks". Hamilton Spectator, Feb 10, 2016

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