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How to Talk to Your Parents About Videogames

The holidays = videogame time. (Wikimedia Commons)

The midwinter celebrations are almost upon us. With little agricultural work left to do and our larders full from last season’s harvest, it’s a time for observance of the solstice tree, for gift exchange, feasting and gingerbread construction projects.

As we all prepare to make the arduous journeys back to our home villages to pay our respects to our parents and elders, video games are often thought of as an escape: a way to avoid the watchful gaze of our relatives and escape dangerous conversations about life choices. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Read More

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Don’t Poison the Well: Questioning Someone’s Motives Exposes Your Weak Argument

They're definitely calling out a few motives. (Wikimedia Commons)

“I never allow myself to have an opinion on anything that I don’t know the other side’s argument better than they do.” — Charlie Munger

One of the most common ways of refuting an argument is to call into question the motives of the other person. After all, this is easier than showing them what is wrong with the case they are making. Who has time for that, we’ve got meetings to attend. Read More

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Message to Entrepreneurs: Don’t Be Afraid to Create the Future

Mr. Breaks performing CREATE THE FUTURE on YouTube. (Screengrab: YouTube)

CREATE THE FUTURE is not only an ode to the innovators but also a call to action, for people to accept their “craziness”, and be unafraid to share this with the world. I am really trying to raise the awareness, that many people that have changed their industries have not done it by accepting the norm. I am challenging the “out of the box” thinkers to accept that their idea seems impossible, and that it is their duty to make it a possibility that other people understand. I want people to understand innovation begins at the point of what others label insanity and if we are to truly innovate the world we must accept this. Read More