Zynga has been bleeding money for the last year, he's going to a company that everybody knows is dying....in other words, he was given the public option to leave.
Then it's a win-win situation for him. If Zynga fails, it's because it was failing before he got there and it's not his fault. If Zynga turns it around, then he's a genius and a miracle worker. There was no "public option to leave", Mattrick wasn't fired. He was offered a CEO position based on his past success and he took it. Hell, it's not like Zynga was without a CEO, their CEO stepped aside because they were able to recruit Mattrick.
It's amazing how people belittle the success of other people. --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMKUUUvjjzo Fan of: Steelers(6-time Champions), Red Wings(11-time Champions)