TITLE: Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever
SPEAKER: John Beck
EVENT DATE: 2005/10/13
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 47 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
John Beck presented a lecture on his book, "Got Game: How the Gamer Generation Is Reshaping Business Forever," which offers groundbreaking insights into how the skills and abilities of the under-34 gamer generation can help enterprises across all disciplines adapt and enable best performance.
Speaker Biography: John C. Beck is president of the North Star Leadership Group and senior research fellow at the Center for the Digital Future at USC Annenberg. He earned his bachelor's degree in East Asian studies and sociology summa cum laude from Harvard University and was the first graduate of Harvard's integrative Ph.D. program in business studies. Beck is a visiting professor at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and an adjunct professor at the Ivey School at the University of Western Ontario. He has also taught courses at Harvard University and at the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management. He is trustee at the Monterey Institute for International Studies. Beck served as the senior strategic advisor to the First Prime Minister, Prince Ranariddh, during Cambodia's first three years as a democracy. He previously was codirector of the "Project on Strategies of the World's Largest 50 Companies" for the United Nations. Additionally, he was director of international research at Accenture's Institute for Strategic Change and worked as the Far East advisor with Monitor Company, a Boston-based strategy consultancy, and oversaw the start-up of their operations in Korea and Japan. He was also president of Asian business information and publisher of The Asian Century, a newsletter specializing in the strategic analysis of Asian companies and industries. Beck has published more than one hundred books, articles and business reports on the topics of business in Asia, strategic management, globalization, leadership and organizational behavior. His co-authored book, "The Attention Economy," was named one of the best ten business books of 2001 by Amazon, Border's and the Library Association.