Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lech Lecha

I left my job last week. Or my job left me. The company downsized, and thank goodness I was part of it. Like I mentioned in my last post, happiness is when what we think, what we say and what we do are in harmony. Now I can finally begin to live happily again.

The last few days of unemployment have been heavenly. Running when the sun is still up, hiking without the endless discussions about company politics, and open conversations about the millions of options I have from here. This is a wonderful place to be.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Of the Moment

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

I'm at GDC Online in Austin, TX. The conference has a strong focus on social gaming, and I can't help but feel we're a little over the hump in this arena now. I imagine Casual Connect in Seattle a year and a half ago. 18 months ago was the grand debut of social gaming as a widespread phenomenon. I had back to back meetings with casual game developers, introducing them to the Facebook gaming concept. They were intrigued. Six months after that, it had hit the mainstream (FarmVille). And now, two of the three keynotes at the most respected gaming conference in the US are from social gaming companies. Bravo Zynga and Playdom. Oh yeah, and everyone and their mother has tried to build a social game.

So, I can't wait to hear what they have to say tomorrow. Particularly about what's next. Personally, I'm banking on a return to the board game and walks in the woods.