At last, a valid reason to hole up for entire weekends playing Civilization III. The authors of the book, "Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever" argue that gamers glean valuable knowledge from their pastime and that they’re poised to use that knowledge to transform the workplace. Maybe I could write my Gold Edition of Age of Empires as a valid business expense?
Strategists, John C. Beck and Richard Wade contend that Gamers have specific qualities that set them apart. I know my own attitude has been shaped by my preference for Real Time Strategy (RTS) games –
Problem Solving Skills. We know there is a way forward, a path to take, moves to make, that lead to success, the next level or a big win. Experienced gamers use everything’s possible thinking to solve them. The more games they’ve played, the more intuitive their problem-solving skills.
Strategic thinking. Gamers are students of the game. They quickly assess the action/reaction of situations and people. This makes them fairly good at team building, too.
Embrace technological and general change. Explore new territory. Map out resources and requirements.
Persistence. How many times have you died and gotten up to try again?
…more as I ponder on this.
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