Read the Book, Play the Game

Of all the games I saw at Toy Fair this week the Jacabee Code was the most interesting. In this new-to-market print/game hybrid for 7 to 12 year olds, the player starts by reading a story which contains clues needed to succeed in an online game/virtual world. You...

Safer on the Edge

Is it safer “on the edge” in economically turbulent times like these? In his recent blog post Innovate or Wither – Personal Strategy for Times of Change, my colleague Lee Wilson asserts that in times of rapid change and market disruption,...

Tell the Raven

Unless you’re a red-meat conservative fundamentalist, the recent news from Alaska has been disturbing. Snow Job. Square Glasses. Need I say more? Finally, there’s some progressive news from the 50th state that showcases a simple, inexpensive and effective...