Reflection

Mentoring, for all the right reasons

By Ellen Beeman Mary Margaret and I often talk about all kinds of game industry career trends and issues. One favorite topic is the specific challenges for people who are well established in their game industry careers.  Sometimes these people have amazing accomplishments to their name.… and still, they don’t feel like it’s enough.  They’ve accomplished so much, but they ... Read More »

Game Industry Issues: When art begets violence

Karen Halloran dropshadow

  It appears game developers are back in the news again as the hell-spawned corruptors of America’s youth. The same youth who would otherwise be flawless citizens, always ready to help little old ladies across the street, if not for the presence of Halo, Grand Theft Auto and any other violence-centric video games that were hurled from of the sky, ... Read More »

Rowing Your Boat and Catching Your Fish

Remember when a can of worms was cool because you were going fishing on a warm summer day? You had to keep them in a jar or can with moist earth. I’ve always felt sorry for the worms but I still love the reminiscence. If you are out there networking for your next job, your great new idea or just ... Read More »

Know Your Worth

Everything that we talk about with candidates and clients is geared toward finding the road that helps them reach their goals and makes their dreams become real. Some people see the signs and trends of the present and future and other people have skills in different areas and need more clues about present and future trends. Whichever person you are, ... Read More »

Getting Lost in the Internet

Mary-Margaret

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. – Hubert H. Humphrey We worry all the time about identity theft. We are warned to protect ourselves. With the global acceptance of the Internet, protection from identity theft has become a major industry. But what happens when our identity is lost on the Internet? ... Read More »

It’s Just Games?

I frequently talk about jobs, tools for getting jobs, strategies for staying employable and how to maneuver layoffs.  Now I want to talk about inspiration.  It’s important to battle our discouragement that creeps in at times and tells us we just make games.  During those times we should remember that we have the power to: Create a fun afternoon or ... Read More »

Mr. and Mrs. Co-Founder – How do you do?

by Alok ‘Rodinhood’ Kejriwal  As featured in the December issue of Entrepreneur Magazine, Thinking and Doing  (India, http://entrepreneurindia.in/)  I have been married for the past 21 years (I am 43 years old) and I think I’ve done pretty well so far ☺. Yeah, I bet I got a better deal than my wife (I mean, who wants to be married to a ... Read More »

Skills and Aptitudes – Their role in your career and your happiness

From the time that I had an opinion about the very important subject of skills, I have been a solid believer in skills and aptitudes being set at birth.  This is why I recommend Aptitude Testing at the Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation. (www.jocrf.org/)  (I apologize to anyone reading this outside the US – they have 11 locations across the US, but none ... Read More »

Character and Talent

- As told by MM This week I heard from an old friend from high school through one of the many social networks. I spontaneously asked him to send me pictures of his work. I want to endorse him. Of course I cannot endorse his talent for his current job because we have not worked together. However, I have known ... Read More »