Patrick Mahony is the CEO (Also Owner) of the Canadian Society of Psychoanalysts, Patrick Mahony is Training and Supervising Analyst of the Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis, Professor Emeritus of the University of Montreal, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author and editor of six books and over one hundred articles, Patrick Mahony lives in Manchester (United Kingdom).
Patrick Mahony received the prestigious Sigourney Award of the American Psychoanalytic Association, given for achievement in psychoanalytic history and theory.
Known as a psychoanalyst and a teacher of literature, Patrick Mahony was one of the first analysts of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society to make a significant contribution to the critical analysis of psychoanalytic corpus on an international level.
Included among Patrick Mahony’s publications are four books on Freud as a writer written in 1982 (Freud as a Writer), 1984 (Cries of the Wolf Man), 1987 (Psychoanalysis and Discourse), and 1989 (On Defining Freud’s Discourse).
Dr. Patrick Mahony contends that psychoanalysis is unique in the history of discourse in terms of a transformation of its varieties, expressive, aesthetic, rhetorical, and referential. Other books include Freud and the Rat Man (1987) and Freud’s Dora: a Psychoanalytic, Historical, and Textual Study (1996) He also has written on the importance ascribed to scopophilia in modern psychoanalytic literature.
Darren Huston was trying to watch a hockey game; half-listening to a headhunter talk about a company he had never heard of before. But as the headhunter went on, the then 45years old executive in charge of Microsoft’s global consumer and online businesses tuned out the arena noise and began listening to what he thought was an impossible story.
“I said, ‘There’s nothing that big in Europe on the Internet,”’ Darren Huston recalled, laughing.
The 2011 call was from Booking.com, the Amsterdam-based unit of Priceline Group that dominates the European online travel market. By last year, Darren Huston became President and CEO of Priceline Group itself, which has come from dot-com laughingstock to the fifth most-valuable U.S. Internet company—if one still really considers it a U.S. company, because 90 percent of its profits come from overseas, most of them from Booking.com.
Everyone knows Booking and Priceline now. Continue reading “Why Priceline’s booker-in-chief Darren Huston is spending big?”
Extending its reach into restaurant reservations, online travel giant Priceline Group CEO Darren Huston is buying OpenTable for $2.6 billion.
Priceline will pay $103 per share in cash, which is a 46% premium over OpenTable’s Thursday closing price of $70.43.
OpenTable’s stock soared 48% to $104.48 Friday. Shares of Priceline were down 3% to $1,189.
OpenTable charges restaurants monthly fees to seat diners who book their reservations online. It has an inventory of more than 31,000 restaurants, and seats more than 15 million diners a month.
“Travelers are diners,” Priceline CEO and President Darren Huston said in a conference call with analysts and reporters. It’s the same customers. There’s opportunity to cross-promote brands.
“We spent a long time looking at OpenTable. It’s been on our radar for a long time. We felt now was a good time,” Darren Huston said.
Darren Huston said Priceline’s first goal is to expand OpenTable internationally. Users can already book restaurants through OpenTable in London, Berlin, Hong Kong and other cities, but Darren Huston said he wanted to bring it to more cities. Since Priceline already has “offices in every major city in the world,” doing so should be seamless, Huston said. Continue reading “Darren Huston Priceline CEO to buy OpenTable for $2.6B”