RIP Saturday Morning Cartoons

This past week, there has been talk about how the Saturday Morning Cartoon is dead. See NPR’s sendoff at ‘That’s All Folks:’ Saturday Morning Cartoons Bid Farewell. Last weekend was the first time in 50 years in which there wasn’t a block of cartoons broadcast on television.

While cartoons were used to sell sugary . . . → Read More: RIP Saturday Morning Cartoons

Video of My Talk On The Importance of Purpose, Mission, and Vision

On May 29th, I gave a lunch and learn presentation at StartupCity Des Moines titled Playing the Long Game: The Vital Importance of Purpose, Mission, and Vision to Your Business.

It was a post mortem of sorts. I’m running this business part-time as I have a day job again, but I ran GBGames as . . . → Read More: Video of My Talk On The Importance of Purpose, Mission, and Vision

Reminder: Come to My Lunch and Learn Presentation on May 29th

If you can make it, please come to my Lunch and Learn post mortem about my time running GBGames full-time on Thursday. I hear it will be a good one.

Playing the Long Game: The Vital Importance of Purpose, Mission, and Vision to Your Business Gianfranco Berardi will share the major lessons that can be . . . → Read More: Reminder: Come to My Lunch and Learn Presentation on May 29th

A Recipe for Meaningful Gamification

Gamification has been quite the buzz word for the last few years, although I haven’t seen too much in the headlines recently.

Sebastian Deterding defined gamification as introducing game design elements in non-game contexts in the presentation below:

From Game Design Elements to Gamefulness: Defining "Gamification" from Sebastian Deterding

Deterding has since been . . . → Read More: A Recipe for Meaningful Gamification

Learn Computer Science, Not Coding

When I was in college, I was in the computer science program. Some of the classes were about learning programming.

I enjoyed programming, but I didn’t always enjoy the classes. Part of the reason was that we were learning how to program in Visual C++ 6.0.

For anyone who remembers it, 6.0 was…OK. That is, . . . → Read More: Learn Computer Science, Not Coding

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