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What Video Game Producers Do

November 16, 2015

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Earlier this year, a 2009 blog post on why to hire video game developers circulated on LinkedIn. Inspired by that article, I thought I would share some insight into what video game Producers/Development Directors do, relating it to the context of more traditional industries. None of this is specific to how any particular game is built or how […]

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As Good A Reason As Any

November 1, 2015

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Plaster of Rodin's The Thinker at Musee des Beaux Arts Montreal

Earlier this year, I wandered away from writing for this blog. It wasn’t planned or intentional. It just happened. It was the same for travelling practically every month this year. Some of it was for business, some it was for pleasure and only about half of it was planned at the beginning of the year. Add changing projects […]

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Organization, Communication, and Superpowers: Top 10 Posts of 2014

December 29, 2014

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Metro arrow pointing to the left

With the rush that was 2014 coming to a close, it’s time for the Top 10 year-end review. Even with unpredictable posting, Sockets and Lightbulbs continued to grow in 2014, with 81% more views and 35% more followers. Thank you so much! Reading, liking, commenting and sharing my posts mean a lot and boost my motivation to […]

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Discovery and Delivery: A Balancing Act

November 22, 2014

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Sculpture of three stacks of smooth rocks

After returning to work and the world of video game development, I continued to reflect on David Hussman’s point about balancing discovery and delivery when leading agility. In creative industries like video game development, that balancing act is part of our daily lives. We can always make it better or try something new… up until we […]

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Catching Up and Committing

November 1, 2014

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Joseph Flahiff holding book at PMI LIM

  What is the best way to fix a blogging drought? Commit to blogging every day for a month! November is National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo), a global event where bloggers commit to posting every day for the entire month. I enjoyed the challenge last year. Considering my track record with posting this year, it […]

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So You Want To Get A Job Making Video Games

June 25, 2014

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Hands holding Sony Playstation PS3 controller

I have been a gamer my whole life and have lots of ideas. How do I get a job making video games? Every once in a while someone approaches me with that question and I appreciate the passion. Last weekend I had the opportunity to share some thoughts with a handful of high school and college […]

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