Podcast EP 33: Life Lessons From Video Games

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If you are a gamer, you realize the power of video games to inspire, excite, and even teach life lessons. This special episode is dedicated to all the gamers who realize the amazing potential for good within one of our favorite hobbies.

Featuring some of the best thoughts of influential experts from my interviews over the past year, this episode is packed with thought provoking commentary on life lessons from video games.

Please enjoy and share with others.

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How Assumptions Interfere with Critical Thinking

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“We make decisions based on what we think we know.” – Simon Sinek

There is a common saying about assumptions: when you assume, you make an ass out of you and me.

Here’s the hard part: we make assumptions all the time.

One of my all-time favorite games is Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. In this game you play as Dracula’s son, Alucard, who enters his father’s castle to stop him from terrorizing humanity. This entry in the CastlevaniaContinue reading

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

To Download a copy of the Transcript of the interview with Simon Sinek, click here:  Click Here for Transcript

(Access to my other bonuses included as well!)

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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