Trash and Treasure

Trash and Treasure

In Brooklyn, San Francisco, and Berkeley, you can get your name on the list for a sixteen-seat, pop-up, high-end dinner… served in a dumpster.  The admittedly eye-roll-inducing hipster concept dinners, called the Salvage Supperclub, are not just a show of form;...
Three Games for an Honest Conversation

Three Games for an Honest Conversation

We’ve all been in a council meeting, team huddle, or quarterly review where it seems like everyone is so afraid of having a real conversation that nothing gets said. Platitudes and polite deference can keep us from making real progress by glossing over points of...
Video Game Success Stories & Us

Video Game Success Stories & Us

In his 2017 book, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Jason Schreier outlines the stories of 10 video games and how they were made. Some were astounding successes by solo guys in their bedrooms, and some were colossal failures by huge studios that, despite tens (if not...
Hitting the Sweet Spot

Hitting the Sweet Spot

Economics of Unlimited Growth If you’ve ever taken a high school economics class, you know that the essential visual tool of the economist is a line graph. Supply and demand curves, inflation curves, GDP curves, basically all of the significant ideas of economics can...
The Big Stuff is the Small Stuff

The Big Stuff is the Small Stuff

The Big Stuff In the early 20th century, astronomers spent a fair amount of time and energy trying to understand how big and old the universe was. This seemingly basic question stumped everyone from Edwin Hubble to Albert Einstein. When calculating a theory of general...