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Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life Paperback – March 14, 2015
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"Jon has done what few (if any) before him have done: he has validated gaming by not trying to validate gaming, but by pushing past that and answering the "what now?" question. That is to say: "most everybody games, now what can we learn while gaming?""
About the Author
Jon D. Harrison, MBA/HRM, ODCC is a Certified Organizational Development Consultant, author, speaker, blogger, and podcaster. His unique approach to teaching business, leadership, and life lessons with video game analogy and metaphor has appeared on FastCompany, Entrepreneur, Lifehacker, The Good Men Project, Monster, The NY Daily News, The Palm Beach Post, NG4, IGN, The Computer Games Journal, and more. His skills range from individual coaching to speaking to large audiences of several hundred. Jon’s personal Focus is helping others succeed through leveraging and teaching problem solving approaches. He enjoys communicating and translating ideas to help others live a more effective life.
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I play video games. Not nearly as much as I used to, but occasionally, I do. This is not something I used to list in my array of hobbies - mainly because of the negative stigma associated with people who binge on video games.
Jon D Harrison blows that stigma out of the water. He shows that the stereo-type of the gamer is rarely the "40-year-old man living in his mother's basement". Rather gamers are all around us.
This book has been good in helping me accept 100% of who I am.
After reading this book, I asked a new co-worker what his hobbies are, he was at a loss for words. I thought that maybe he too may exclude video games from his list of hobbies. So I asked, "Are you a fan of any video games?" He lit up. "Yes! I am! I love video games." So refreshing.
I've also shared a few of the concepts in this book with my wife. I think she is beginning to understand a side of me she never fully understood before.
Mastering The Game is an excellent look at how gaming skills are transferable to leadership, professional situations, and life in general.
Jon really nails it with this book and I highly recommend giving it a download now!
His perspective is unique. He delves into why he believes this and how playing video games can benefit your organization. The thoughts are well laid out and hard to refute.
If you're an anti-gamer, check out the book. If you're pro-gaming, check out the book. Jon will change your perspective for either case.
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As it turns out, there’s actually a lot that we can learn about life from video games!Read more
This book references video games from the 80's, 90's, and 2000's to teach personal development.