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Video games make kids smarter?

December 4, 2011


The topic of gamification has really been trending in the management and leadership world over the past two weeks.  Since I haven’t started my new job yet (that will be tomorrow!), I thought I would explore the topic a little more.  I work in a leadership function in the video game industry, am married to […]

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November 21, 2011


I came across Catherine Aurelio’s talk on Gamefication at TEDx Santa Cruz earlier this year.  I enjoyed her thoughtful look at the current trend of gamifying absolutely everything to attract and engage consumers with a product or service.  If you are not familiar with this trend, Catherine does a great job of explaining it.  Sometimes […]

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A Small Glimpse Into My Life

August 2, 2011


It’s turning out to be another one of those weeks… again.  I thought I’d share the following two videos to give my readers a small glimpse into my life. I came across this first video on Yves Hanoulle’s blog while surfing Agile blogs over the weekend.  I Want to Run an Agile Project makes me […]

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We’re Big In Mexico! Our Visit To ITESM

April 5, 2011


When I was invited to speak at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I knew the Guadalajara campus is the 2nd largest of the largest technical university in Mexico and they offer multimedia, technical/engineering and business programs.  So I expected a large, fairly modern campus with […]

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Improvising By Design: One Woman’s Adventure In Video Games

March 26, 2011


I just got back from Guadalajara, Mexico where I gave a presentation at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, the 2nd largest campus of the largest technical university in Mexico.  The reception from the faculty, students and local industry was wonderful.  Much to my surprise, the auditorium was packed!  Interactive presentations are a […]

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