I grew up in the video game era. My friends and I would meet and play games together often on PCs. I know, I know, that dates me a lot. We would sit down and work together and play games against each other, but we would often collaborate and work as a team. What were the lessons?
#1 Team work. We always worked together to build something bigger. We would strategize together and think about what would be a good strategy for our program or whatever we were attempting to accomplish in the game.
#2 We had a plan. We would often talk and think about how we were going to work together and how we were going to build a company or a nation or a military campaign that would benefit us.
#3 Re-evaluation. As the game progressed, we would re-evaluate our strategy. We would see what others were doing and we would adjust losses. We learned that not everything we would do would work. Sometimes we would lose. We would lose a campaign. Sometimes we would lose an entire game, but we still enjoyed the game, and we’d come back and play more. We’d want to get more advanced. Learning, as we played the game more and more, we learned, and we became better and better. We applied knowledge from prior iterations to make us better and better.
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