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Digital all the things!

This blog was originally written for Startup Wise Guys and can be found on their blog. The world is digital. The world is virtual. Suddenly ZOOM is a verb (like google) and even my septuagenarian parents know their way around Skype and WhatsApp. I am not sure...

Feedback (and not just beta-testing)

I do a lot of betatesting of my #games and new tools. The process is creative, but I have had to learn to separate myself from the products so that I can receive #feedback without becoming defensive. This is harder than it sounds – when...

Main stage to main stream

As a conference designer, I tend to avoid conferences that I am not involved in. I find that the traditional model of talking heads is boring, and even when there is an amazing speaker, there is no call to action or meaningful processes for participants...

An Ode to Co-Working

As a digital nomad I can work anywhere, and I have. I remember waking up early in Colorado to get a few hours on the computer before hitting the ski slopes or being stymied by limited connectivity in Asia. I have checked in from beaches...

Failing Successfully

In March, I wrote a blog on games vs. gamifcation. It was supposed to be the beginning of regularly sharing my learnings from the last five years of building my own business. A few days after posting it, I started another blog on failure. It...

Gamification vs. Games

For a while, people were trying to "gamify everything". Or maybe there has been a push to "-ify” our lives. We “Shopify" our online stores and "Googlefy” our office spaces. We think that by making nouns into verbs we are simplifying our lives. The problem...

TechChill 2018

Sometimes you know you are in the right place at the right time. TechChill 2018 was the right place and just the right time. After moving to Europe and trying to find a footing, TechChill was where I needed to be. Suddenly I realized that the...

An award winning game!

In May of 2017, Can I Help? was launched and within the first six weeks, over 1000 people had played it. My reward is watching the conversations that people have while they play my games; the moments where people are listening and sharing, the insights people game,...

New game launched! REStrukt: Serendipity

In July 2017, I took the train down to Montreal to experience StartUpFest and launch a new game - REStrukt: Serendipity. The central theme of StartUpFest 2017 was that success can be constructed and so the game was cbd products to show early-stage start-ups that...

Community Safety Planning with Public Safety Canada

From March 2016 through till March 2017 I had the honour to work on a very important project with Public Safety Canada - redesigning, and then teaching, a new process to support Canadian Indigenous communities in crisis. The project, for me, culminated in a giant...