Asteroids happens to be a video game that James Altucher (Choose Yourself) mentioned recently, so I can’t help but take up the challenge to discuss how his latest book The Rich Employee aligns with principles found in the video game Asteroids.
If you don’t already know who he is, James Altucher is basically the uncle or neighbor I’ve always wanted. He’s eccentric, honest, and redefines “Thinking outside of the box.” He also … Continue reading
This is a reprint of an article I wrote that was published on FastCompany.com discussing how to leverage flow in video games
Do you know that feeling you get when you are totally absorbed in an activity you love—even to the point of completely losing track of the time? That sense is amazing, but often hard to replicate.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a psychologist and professor of psychology at Claremont Graduate University … Continue reading
Could you use a bit more simplicity & clarity in your life? I know I could. This is especially important to those in leadership roles.
Think about the simplicity & clarity of early video games like Pong.
Simplicity: You are a paddle, your opponent is a paddle, and the two of you are hitting a ball back and forth.
Clarity: If the ball goes past your opponent’s paddle, you get a … Continue reading
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
listen to ‘Ep 07 3 Ways to Make Work More Like a Game’ on Audioboo
Welcome to episode 07 of the ClassicallyTrained Pocast – THE source for Life and Leadership Lessons from Video Games.
In this Episode I look at 3 ways that you can make work more like a game (hint: … Continue reading