Leadership lessons from a chess master: Beware overconfidence

{ object.primary_image.title }}

Decades after crushing it in international tourneys, this CEO still draws on his 3-step thought process behind every chess move to run his international tech company. Years before the notion of starting a software company ever entered my mind, I briefly toyed with the idea of becoming a professional chess player. At the age of 19 as a sophomore in college, I tied with grandmaster Pal Benko for first place in the World Open chess tournament. I went into the tournament ranked 115th, and I don’t think anyone was more surprised than I was to make it to that last game and tie with Benko. Read Full Story

More

The hottest new video game is . . . chess?

{ object.primary_image.title }}

Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura has helped spark a digital renaissance in one of the world’s most famous games. As a global pandemic continues to determine a new normal, tens of thousands of viewers have been tuning in to watch people play chess on a live-streaming website called Twitch.tv . An American chess grandmaster, Hikaru Nakamura, along with a number of celebrities of the video game world, is leading a renaissance in the ancient game. Read Full Story

More

4 beautifully designed video games to distract you under lockdown

{ object.primary_image.title }}

Get sucked in for hours at a time. What else do you have to do? In her book How Games Move Us (2016), computer games researcher Katherine Isbister writes that her friends and colleagues believe that gaming might numb people’s emotions. Given the possible connection between games and violence , it may be understandable that they think this, but Isbister disagrees with them. She writes that “games can actually play a powerful role in creating empathy and other strong, positive emotional experiences.” Read Full Story

More

Charles and Ray Eames were masters of innovation. This was the secret to their creative breakthroughs

{ object.primary_image.title }}

A new book explores the interplay of design and music, arguing that iteration and remixing is essential to both. Design and music go hand in hand, and the ties that bind them are deeper than album packaging or gaming soundtracks. Underlying each practice is a unifying creative mindset. One group says observation, another says listening. One says prototyping, another says demoing. Remixing has become the essential building block for both arts in the digital era. And iteration is essential to any great outcome. Read Full Story

More

Why you won’t get a Netflix of gaming

{ object.primary_image.title }}

Many tech giants are betting that subscriptions will become dominant in video games. Yet the things that make gaming such an entertainment dynamo are problematic for subscription services. Recent announcements of new game-distribution services from Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nvidia, and Tencent—as well as reports of a prospective Amazon offering—have caused widespread industry speculation that video-game distribution could move from the still-dominant á la carte model toward Netflix-style subscriptions. Read Full Story

More

Subscribe to our newsletter

Join our newsletter and never miss out trending marketing news.

HitcountVariables(pk=17929, ajax_url='/api/hit/ajax/', hits='2')