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Why we should all be more like Steve Ballmer than Steve Jobs (hint: Ballmer was mediocre. Compared to Jobs, so are we all)

It’s not often a how-to post makes me laugh out loud.

Over on Medium, David Barnes made some great points about why we should all seek to emulate Steve Ballmer, ex CEO of Microsoft, rather than Steve Jobs, late founder and CEO of Apple.

Starting with the fact that most of us are unlikely to be successful genius entrepreneurs who launched our first wildly successful business in our 20s.

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Why games are good for you–my Start the Week appearance

I was recently invited back on BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week programme to discuss the role of videogames in forming friendships and maintaining relationships.

The context was that the lead guest was Dr Susan Pinker, who has recently released a book called The Village Effect. Dr Pinker argues that we all need to spend time face-to-face to make us live longer, be happier and have fewer illnesses. Although Dr Pinker says that she is not against technology, that is not how her book comes across.

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