罗布·格拉泽最为人所知的是他的创始人和首席执行官RealNetworks, the Seattle-based company that specializes in digital media, games and computer vision technology. But for about two decades, he was also part of the ownership group for the Professional Bowlers Association, along with his former Microsoft colleagues Chris Peters and Mike Slade.
It also makes Glaser the answer to what turned out to be a tough trivia question在GeekWire播客的最新一集。作为我们为听众举办的常规科技琐事比赛的一部分，我们问：“西雅图一家科技公司的现任首席执行官哪位入选了职业体育名人堂？“我们得到了很多猜测，但只有一个正确答案。
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Glaser has bowled since he was a kid growing up in Yonkers, N.Y. Further proving his devotion to the sport, one of the quirks of the former RealNetworks headquarters on Seattle’s Elliott Avenue was the two-lane bowling alley in the basement.
He says he loves bowling because it’s something almost anyone can do, as opposed to sports such as football, baseball or track that rely on size and speed. In addition, he said, bowling rewards qualities that he values, including consistency and adaptability.
He added, “I also like the fact that it’s a team sport, and an individual sport, so you can play it either way.”
Not coincidentally, in each of those areas, there are parallels to business and tech.
Glaser was part of the PBA ownership group直到它去年被购买By Bowlero Group，以前称为Bowlmor AMF。Glaser和Slade于1月份的PBA名人堂，加入彼得斯，彼此在前举行。Glaser开玩笑说，如果它不适合Mike Slade，他将成为“几乎是PBA名人堂最糟糕的球员。”
Read more of the background in Glaser’s acceptance speechat the Hall of Fame ceremony in January.