Sunday, May 15, 2011

Everything I needed to learn about business, I learned playing Minecraft

I admit it. I like the game Minecraft. It's an oddly captivating open-ended game. The monsters are nothing special, but you are in a position to build your own homes (or fortresses, or castles, for the ambitious), your own tools, your own weapons ... The appeal of the game is exactly how open-ended it is, where the main limits are your imagination and time investment. (Ok, and CPU speed.)
  • The are a million possibilities. You just have to imagine them and work to make them happen.
  • The most valuable thing you will ever have is your workbench. It's so basic you almost don't notice it -- but very little happens until you learn how to use it.
  • Early in the game you have to make a good set of tools. You can't accomplish what you need without them.
  • The most important knowledge is how to create things.
  • The best results go to the one with the best knowledge, skills, and imagination.

Some of the people I have known are disturbingly passive about the world and how it is. They've stopped seeing possibilities, and speak only of what they can't do, what they can't accomplish, what they can't expect. Like the saying goes, "We've tried nothing and we're out of ideas." Minecraft opens up the mind again. Those who play it run the risk of seeing possibilities in their world.

1 comment:

Jimmie Menon said...

There are many things in life from where we can learn about business. One tip I wish to pen down here is that one should always try to work smart. You can get rid of the work which are less important. Such as payroll.

Jimmie Menon
Payroll Services Guelph