Podcast: Interview with Simon Sinek

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In today’s ClassicallyTrained podcast, I am excited to share with you my interview with Simon Sinek –  best selling author and thought leader.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The upside of video games
  • Simon’s visit to Nintendo headquarters
  • Why safety matters in gaming and innovation
  • An important key to success that Simon has noticed due to video game

Additional Resources:

Simon Sinek’s Books:

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’’t

Simon Sinek’s Website:

startwithwhy.com

Twitter:HERE

Facebook:HERE

Simon Sinek’s TED Talks

Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

How Great Leaders Inspire Action

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How Video Games Can Help Us Lead Change. I’m Even Using This Method to Get Out of Debt!

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Debit: Two cars, a house, student loans, Best Buy and two Macy’s credit cards. My wife and I had just accepted the fact that these monthly payments would continue as far as we could see into the future.

Until we were presented with a thought process that challenged us to change our ways. But change is really hard, even when we really, really want to make it happen. Change is needed for growth.

“War. War never changes.” Fallout 3

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Podcast Episode: Finding Meaning

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Welcome to the ClassicallyTrained Podcast – THE podcast for life and leadership lessons from video games.

In this episode I reflect on the events of the week, how to add value to your day, and share a most excellent quote.

Blog Post: Finding Meaning – Robin Williams Video Games and Zelda

Quote of the Week:

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Resources:

20,000 Days and Counting by Robert D. Smith

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

 

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Finding Meaning – Robin Williams Video Games and Zelda

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It’s often sad to hear of a person’s unexpected passing, life is short, no matter how long it lasts.

I was reminded of this yet again with the passing of Robin Williams yesterday. Now, I’ll admit, while I was not the biggest Robin Williams fan, I really did enjoy much of his work. Of course there are many areas where my views about the world differ, but I enjoyed many of his great performances, in particular Dead Poets Society. When we learn of the passing … Continue reading

Video Game Quotes: Parappa the Rapper on Focus

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We can do it, just keep your eyes upon the prize.

- Parappa the Rapper

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Combo Breakers in Real Life

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Just the other day I was having a conversation about the frustrations of being interrupted while online gaming. When you are playing a game off line, it is usually simple enough just to put things on pause. Really, that’s what the pause button is there for. I have left games on pause to grab lunch, take a walk, or I have even left games on pause overnight.

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