Best Reviews of Play for a Living
My new book Play for a Living just went live on Amazon! Ever since our Kickstarter campaign ended, I’ve been eager to get the book into readers’ hands. So far, people seem to be genuinely loving it. On a level that I haven’t seen with my previous books. There are three reviews, in particular, that h
My Favorite TEDx Talk on Play
Last year, I was invited to do my fourth TEDx talk in Santo Domingo (many thanks to Freddy Ginebra for inviting me again!) To date, it was my favorite TEDx talk and event. In this post, I’m going to give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the evolution of my talk. Specifically, how I came up with th
How “The Mozart of Chess” Gets His Head in the Game
I recently watched the documentary Magnus, the story of uber-genius chess player, Magnus Carlsen. The film shows his meteoric rise from childhood chess wiz to World Chess Champion. One of my favorite scenes in the film is during the World Chess Championship. As he plays the first few games against h
The New Book Unveiled: Play For A Living
My new book is finally here! I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. In each of the 180 pages, you’ll be greeted with an artistic portrait and an inspiring quote from a successful innovator, creative, or idealist who changed the world with their work. This book was 100% CROWD-SOURCED. We had 4
He Cured His Panic Attacks with Play
I’ve received a lot of great emails from readers of Play It Away and the How I Cured My
Lessons Learned from Sadhguru
What we learned from the author of Inner Engineering.
My First (and Last) Standup Show
Last year, at Cherrywood cafe in Austin, I performed standup comedy for the first time ever. Performing my own standup set at an open mic has been a dream of mine for more than a decade. When I was 16, I became obsessed with Comedy Central Presents. My parents bought me tickets to see Jerry Seinfeld
Is Pokémon Go Better than Anti-Depressants?
Tons of people are saying that Pokemon Go is reducing their symptoms of mental illness (even PTSD). Instead of sitting
Author Authority: Write The Book You’re Qualified to Write
Focusing on your personal experience is a recipe for a great non-fiction book.
How Play Affects Our Relationship with the World
The best thing we can do for ourselves and our children is to reclaim the playground.