Thursday, January 27, 2011
By: Matthew Doucette
This is a pretty cool competition I was interviewed for: The Are You Smarter Than A CEO? competition. It's for Atlantic Canadian students and the challenge is to solve actual problems that real Atlantic Canadian companies have. I was thrilled to be a part of it. This is a form of education that works. If you are interested in my views on education, please check out any speech by Sir Ken Robinson or Frank Smith's Insult to Intelligence. The latter is an excellent book that summarizes most of what Sir Ken Robinson says, only 25 years earlier! Without further ado, my interview (be kind):
Hope you enjoyed it! Check out the other businesses at http://smarterthan.ca/.
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About the Author: I am Matthew Doucette of Xona Games, an award-winning indie game studio that I founded with my twin brother. We make intensified arcade-style retro games. Our business, our games, our technology, and we as competitive gamers have won prestigious awards and received worldwide press. Our business has won $180,000 in contests. Our games have ranked from #1 in Canada to #1 in Japan, have become #1 best sellers in multiple countries, have won game contests, and have held 3 of the top 5 rated spots in Japan of all Xbox LIVE indie games. Our game engines have been awarded for technical excellence. And we, the developers, have placed #1 in competitive gaming competitions -- relating to the games we make. Read about our story, our awards, our games, and view our blog.