Podcast EP 32: Carrie Dieterle Insomniac Games Human Resources

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Carrie Dieterle is Chief People Officer at Insomniac Games, Inc. She is part of the senior leadership team, and is responsible for creating a comprehensive human resources vision, strategy and organization to support the achievement of the company’s mission, objective and short and long term goals through a culture focused on attracting, developing and retaining individuals to support continued growth and excellence. She is also the most fun Human Resources Professional I’ve ever spoken with.

Join us as we talk about:

  • What the employment experience is like at Insomniac
  • How to create a great experience for employees
  • Insomniac’s track record as a top employer with Forbes
  • Transparency & Trust in the workplace
  • CEO Ted Price’s AMA’s
  • How to nurture culture in an organization
  • Carrie’s best career advice
  • The value of Mentorship
  • …and more!

How Video Games Teach Us How To Succeed

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Video games often get a bad rap for being a waste of time, contributing to antisocial behavior, or even inspiring terrible violence. Often overlooked is their potential as an unrivaled source of learning and an untapped mechanism for teaching life principles.

In fact, I believe that many people who enjoy video games are routinely practicing desirable traits that can lead to real world success, if they are correctly applied. The one trait that is … Continue reading

TED Talk: How Video Games Empower Real World Success

It was my pleasure to be given the opportunity to speak at TEDxBocaRaton this past March. A special thank you to Becky Woodbridge and the entire team that made this event such an outstanding success!

Please take a few minutes to watch my talk & share with a gamer in your life – then answer this question: “How do YOU think we can best connect the dots?”

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Thank you for watching – TED Talks are designed to be “ideas worth spreading” – I would be appreciative if you would … Continue reading

Video Game Quotes: Maniac Mansion on Teamwork

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“So, Mr.Meteor, how does it feel to be famous instead of infamous?”

“Well, Wink, it feels great. But, I couldn’t have done it alone…”

– The Meteor, Maniac Mansion

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Podcast EP 11 – Video Games and Engaging Flow at Work

Episode 11 of the ClassicallyTrained podcast is based on the article I wrote for FastCompany- Inspiration From Video Games To Get Into A Flow State At Work – you can read it HERE.

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Video games are often cited as one of the most quickly accessed sources of flow. Achieving a state of flow is part of what makes playing video games so enjoyable.

“The state in which people are so involved in an … Continue reading

How Gamers Can Earn Respect

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The gaming community seems to have a bit of a respect issue. It seems that within the video game industry there is a lot of fighting for respect. Indie devs are fighting for the respect they deserve, musicians composing amazing scores are fighting for game soundtracks to be respected, and women are fighting for respectful depictions of their gender in games. Even gaming itself has been fighting for the right to be seen as a legitimate … Continue reading