5 Leadership Lessons from Sonic the Hedgehog

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5 Leadership Lessons from Sonic the Hedgehog on His 23rd Birthday

Remarkably, today marks the 23rd year since the first release of the video game, Sonic the Hedgehog. It is amazing how fast the time has passed – it seems like only yesterday that I was learning about the wonder of “Blast Processing.” Reminiscing aside, in honor of his 23rd birthday, I want to share with you what Sonic can … Continue reading

New Speaking Event: South Florida Supercon

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I’m Speaking at this year’s South Florida Supercon!

Event: South Florida Supercon
When: July 3rd, 2014, 4:30pm
Location: Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Topic: Life & Leadership Lessons from Classic Video Games
Website: http://floridasupercon.com/

Join me for video game inspired ideas that can take your work and productivity to the next level!

I’ll also be giving away retro games and other fun surprises!

Interested in having me provide leadership or productivity training based on video game analogies? You can contact me at: Jon@ClassicallyTrained.net

Video Game Life Lesson: How to Find Yourself

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It happens to the best of us.

We get busy, life happens.

Dreams are forgotten, careers discarded. Real life sets in.

Somewhere along the way, we feel like we have lost ourselves.

This feeling’s strongest form, Amnesia, is often used as a plot device and many movies and videogames as well. There is something frightening, but also relatable about losing our … Continue reading

8 Life & Leadership Lessons from Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist

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8 Life & leadership Lessons from Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD

Finally, fans have a worthy live action representation of Street Fighter universe. Thanks to the amazing cast & crew of Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist (SF:AF), fans of the game have a live action series with an amazingly well written story, compelling acting, faithful and respectful treatment of the source material with top notch fight chorography, that successfully adds … Continue reading

A Life Sized Video Game from a Surprising Source

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This is pretty cool. I think this qualifies as starting with “wow.

Lexus of Italy partnered with Saatchi & Saatchi to create an interactive life sized video game to promote their new IS Hybrid.

The “players” are seated in the passengers seat and have an iPad on their lap. A goal appears on their screen that corresponds with a projected circle of light on the warehouse floor.

The player then draws a path … Continue reading