Randy Horn, MBA 1997
Launched One of the Fastest Growing Entertainment Companies
As a UCLA Anderson student, Horn and his then-partner, Mike Lloyd (MBA '97), enrolled in a business-plan writing class with an idea considerably different from the concepts being proposed by their peers. Their pitch was for a board game based on a series of "Would you rather..." questions. To Horn's surprise, the game - dubbed Zobmondo!!, That Crazy "Would You Rather" Game - was a huge hit with the class...and at Anderson's Knapp Venture Competition, where potential funders lined up to set up meetings with Horn. What once seemed a crazy idea was soon a business featured in the Wall Street Journal. Today Horn is president of Zobmondo!! Entertainment, named in 2009 as one of Inc. magazine's fastest growing companies for a third year in a row, with annual sales approaching $7 million. The Zobmondo!! Would You Rather Games, along with several other game properties now part of the Zobmondo!! portfolio, are currently sold at most major retailers in the USA including Target, Toys R Us, and Walmart.