Tic-Tac-Toe squared. A new take on an old game is something I can always get behind.
Amazing. Beautiful. Very Intricate. DIY Wooden Rubik's Cube
This is a well-selected bunch of TEDs. Watch one a day for a reenergizing prescription! 10 TED talks to help reimagine your work
Monopoly players around the kitchen table think the game is all about accumulation. You know, making a lot of money. But the real object is to bankrupt your opponents as quickly as possible. To have just enough so that everybody else has nothing. Richard Marinaccio, the 2009 U.S. national Monopoly champion via The Meaning of… Continue reading
23 Year Game of Tag
When I moved to New York, I learned of a fun group of buddies calling themselves MetroMetro who, among other things, hosted Board Game Olympics, which clearly I attended often. This is how I met Will Sakran, who was among the organizers and who I also learned is also a thoughtful entrepreneur. I interviewed him… Continue reading Interview: Will Sakran, Product Engineer / Inventor
This week’s Relatively Prime podcast centers around a game I wish I could win more effectively: checkers. Give it a listen, and see the below description to get you hooked. You may not think of checkers as an important game intellectually. It certainly has never had the cachet of chess. That did not stop it… Continue reading
In politics and in life, when you feel most in trouble, count on your opponents to overplay their hands. Jim Tallon, United Hospital Fund
Monopoly Street Art(?) in Chicago. I like games and fun sidewalk entertainment that you can actually interact with, but I think the messaging is a little unclear and arguably counterproductive. Also, this supposed quote from the artist is intriguing but also punkish: The goal of this entire project has been to present something different than… Continue reading
David Einhorn, the president of Greenlight Capital and a generous philanthropist, finished in 3rd place at the World Series of Poker yesterday and plans to donate his winnings ($4.35million!) to City Year. It’s always great to see (high quality) nonprofits supported such a sincere and unexpected public forum. Way to go, David and City Year!