What Asteroids Can Teach You About Being A Rich Employee

life lessons from video games james altucher rich employee

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.” …

Continue reading

How To Unlock Flow In Video Games At Work

flow in video games work fallout
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 …

Continue reading

What is Your Purpose? Final Fantasy XIII and Leadership

life and leadership lessons from video games



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 …

Continue reading

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.

video games and engaging flow at work allegamy podcast

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 …

Continue reading

Podcast EP 07 – 3 Ways to Make Work More Like a Game

life lessons from video games leadership classically trained allegamy

listen to ‘Ep 07 3 Ways to Make Work More Like a Game’ on Audioboo

(function() { var po = document.createElement(“script”); po.type = “text/javascript”; po.async = true; po.src = “https://d15mj6e6qmt1na.cloudfront.net/cdn/embed.js”; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })();

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 …

Continue reading