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Video game design and programming

Territory and Rules for Creating It

If you read the citation below, it talks about deterritorialization and reterritorialization. The territory in a project is the combined space of the creating. Rules for deterritorying need to be specified and for reterritorying as well. Animal territories are another fascination for … Continue reading

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Hsieh and Fried Recapitalizing Capital

In a recent HBR article I commented that 37Signals and Zappos recaptilize capital. http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/07/the_next_big_opportunity_for.html What Hsieh and Fried do is use their profit to recapitalize capital. How so? Moishe Postone:” the existence of an ongoing historical dynamic signifies that people aren’t … Continue reading

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Discourse entrepreneur

Startup is About a discourse. It is a discourse about how to make a profit engine. So u need discourses with allies or partners and discourses with enemies or customers. from those discourses you generate a taxonomy for these discourses … Continue reading

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Marxist Enterpreneurship

Moishe Postone mashup from wikipedia: He defines Marx as saying “dual character of the commodity category”. The market handles distribution. Communism used planners for distribution. “Social-mediational theory of value” In non-capitalist societies, work is distributed by overt social relations.In capitalism … Continue reading

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Assumption

The opposite of assumption is unexpected. So to be an entrepreneur is to be a disbelieving believer. Improvise is the opposite of plan. 

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Power Proposition, Not Value Proposition

I never liked the term “Value” proposition because it is a term in the realm of “things” as opposed to the realm of “being.” While value of a thing is useful in a business proposal, ultimately it can be limiting … Continue reading

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Shame or Fame

The Iliad is really rad cuz it’s just a matrix of your own mind’s battle with shame and fame. A matrix as in the movie. I was recently reminded because by Jason Collins’ statement.  We are so sometimes so ashamed … Continue reading

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