Kent Holaday emails:
Got this announcement for a new book from Harvard Business School press and thought you might be interested if you haven’t seen it yet.
THIS MONTH’S FEATURE
“At a time when our culture is rife with stories about the teenager who spends all his time playing video games, Beck and Wade tell the unorthodox side of the story—it turns out that these ‘loners’ are actually gaining skills valuable to business.”
—Dr. Douglas C. Merrill, Senior Director, Information Systems, Google, Inc.
The Kids Are Alright: How the Gamer Generation Is Changing the Workplace
Think video games are kids’ stuff? Think again. According to authors John C. Beck and Mitchell Wade, all those hours immersed in game culture have created masses of employees with unique attributes. This new generation that’s 90 million strong has an amazing ability to multitask, solves problems creatively, and brings unexpected leadership to the table. But to tap these skills, we need to understand and appreciate the different ways gamers think and behave. The Kids Are Alright dispels common myths about gamers and reveals them as committed, team-oriented people who play to win.