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Creative Lift 019 – Mine the Mess for Gold

Creative Lift 019 – Mine the Mess for Gold

While it may be more obvious to play while brainstorming new ideas, play is also valuable throughout the other phases of the creative process. Play is the trap door into the creative process that plunges us into the hard things before we know they are hard, so that...

Creative Lift 018 – Make Educated Guesses

Creative Lift 018 – Make Educated Guesses

How seriously do you take decisions? Do you hover on the edge of decisions as though you're paused on a diving board, anticipating the cold impact of the water? Or do you plunge on in, but pop out again nearly immediately, letting yourself change your mind over and...

Creative Lift 017 – Fail Forward and Level Up

Creative Lift 017 – Fail Forward and Level Up

Today's episode focuses on what can sometimes be an unpopular subject. Failure. Before you decide to skip this one, know this: failure is a key part of playing games. Play is our most valuable learning strategy. Play is how humans, throughout time, have learned to do...

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