James's games


February 2016

A Loaded Question

The question “What would it take for Dr. North to persuade me to use Spreeder for 10 minutes a day?” is a loaded question. Continue reading “A Loaded Question”


Business Trust

“The toughest thing about the power of trust is that it’s very difficult to build and very easy to destroy. The essence of trust building is to emphasize the similarities between you and the customer.”

  • Thomas J. Watson Founder, IBM Corp.

Continue reading “Business Trust”

Goal Setting Program, Part 2

The best goal setting program that I could find is Microsoft Excel. I did some research on it and found out that the downside I listed in the previous essay, Goal Setting Program, Part 1, that Excel isn’t mobile, doesn’t actually exist because Excel is available Continue reading “Goal Setting Program, Part 2”

Reduced Schedule

I wanted to know if I could increase my spare time, so I started finding out what I could cut from my daily schedule. I found that my schedule was overrun with things I couldn’t cut. Continue reading “Reduced Schedule”

Expensive TV?

I kept track of how much TV I watched this week; I ended up with nine and a half hours. That is drastically less than most people my age watch; however, that is still a great deal. I probably watched less TV this week than most weeks, (my estimate on average: I probably watch twelve hours weekly, including movies.) Continue reading “Expensive TV?”

Goal Setting Program, Part 1

I don’t enjoy the whole idea of a cloud where you store your goals, partially because it has added privacy and security concerns. The other major reason I Continue reading “Goal Setting Program, Part 1”

A Funny Story

The most memorable story in Jim Lehrer’s “A Bus of My Own” occurs just after he has had his heart attack; he goes into recovery and ends up going to a cardiac rehabilitation center. Continue reading “A Funny Story”

20% of the 16x

In Richard Koch’s The Breakthrough Principle of 16x, the twenty percent of the book that influenced me the most was the conclusion, which I wish I had just read in the first place. Continue reading “20% of the 16x”

How to Sell Anything

In The Secret of Selling Anything, Harry Browne’s strategy boils down to this: get the customer to tell you what he wants, and then sell it to him. Everyone wants a lot of things. If you find out what they want and if your product can give them that, Continue reading “How to Sell Anything”

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