Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Nintendo Game Boy
Turns 25. Brad Szollose Weighs In...

Last week I was interviewed by the ever awesome, geek, gamer, writer, vlogger and intrepid video game reporter Abigail Elise for the International Business Times. She wanted to get my take on Nintendo's Game Boy turning 25.

Why is this important you may ask?

As I point out in my books, technology changes our behavior and drives markets. And if you haven't noticed, there is a new generation that has been raised on technology.

How do you learn in a video game? Speed is important. Failure is how you learn mastery of a skill. You learn the rules, politics and iterative skills intuitively during video game play. Use ONLY WHAT you NEED in order to move ahead and once you have killed the trolls, stormed the castle and saved the princess, FORGET everything you just learned because the rules change at the next level.

Any of this behavior sound familiar?


Many of the cool portable devices that we carry today got their start from that Game Boy portable gaming unit. Sure there were others. But Game Boy was the right shape, at the right time, with THE perfect game: Tetris! Now think about laptops, smartphones and portable gaming and you can see Nintendo Game Boy was the first influencer.

Here, check out my interview with Abby...

Nintendo Game Boy At 25; The Console That Stood Out Among Many

Thanks again for your interest in my work...let me know how I can help you Motivate Millennials.


Brad Szollose

Understanding The Millennial Mindset: Multigenerational management expert, award-winning author, business consultant and keynote speaker

Brad Szollose is a much sought-after generational expert, management consultant and keynote speaker who helps smart companies understand just how much technology has transformed corporate culture and behavior… and how that impacts management interaction, expectations and sales in The Digital Age.

But this is not based on management theory: With a 30 year career as an entrepreneur he knows firsthand what it’s like to grow a company from a simple idea in a coffee shop to an internationally recognized brand.

Brad is a former C-Level Internet Executive who went from entrepreneur to IPO in 3 yrs—co-founding K2 Design, the very first Dot Com Agency to go public on NASDAQ. His company experienced 425% hyper-growth for 5 straight years, expanded from 2 business partners to 4 with 60+ employees and offices worldwide. At its height, K2 was valuated at over $26 million. 

His results only management model (ROWE) was applied to the first wave of young Generation Y workers producing great results—winning K2 the Arthur Andersen NY Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation.

Brad Szollose is also the *award-winning author of Liquid Leadership: From Woodstock to Wikipedia which explores the subject of new leadership styles – mainly how to get the tech-savvy Generation Y and analog driven Baby Boomers working together. ISBN-13: 978-1608320554

Known for his humorous and thought-provoking presentations, Szollose received the highest testimonial of his career from a C-Level audience member: "I just had my mind blown." Brad’s keynotes and workshops are highly interactive, heart-warming, humorous, and filled with high-content information that challenge assumptions and help leaders and managers create a better work environment for innovation to thrive.

Liquid Leadership has been called "THE guidebook for the 21st Century" and has won the 2011 Axiom Business Book Award silver medal for leadership, The Indie Business Book runner up silver medal as well as becoming a #1 Best-Selling Business Book on Amazon for Organizational Learning. Published in the United States by Greenleaf Book Group, in India by Prolibris and in South Korea by UI Books/Iljinsa Publishing.

Mr. Szollose also writes a monthly column on business and marketing techniques that reach Generation Y for A Captured Mind newsletter and is part of The Mind Capture Group faculty.

Today, Brad helps businesses close the Digital Divide by understanding it as a Cultural Divide – created by the new tech-savvy worker...and customer. 

* 2011 Axiom Business Book silver medal winner in the leadership

* #1 Amazon Best-Selling Author

"I just had my mind blown..." - A.S., Vistage, New York

Liquid Leadership by Brad Szollose is available at all major bookstores and for Kindle, Nook, iPad and Sony ereaders. Internationally published in India and S. Korea.