Perhaps I’ve been living under a rock the past 20-something years. While I’m not a video gamer (is that what they are called?), I have heard of Tetris, Fortnight, and Minecraft. Does MS Solitaire Count? But I’ve never heard of the GoVenture brand of online game simulations that’s been played by millions through 1,000-plus organizations.
Our guest is Mathew Georghiou, the founder, and CEO of MediaSpark, the company behind GoVenture. If learning business through a realistic business simulation, you’ll want to find out why these games trump MBA case studies.
- Mathew explains GoVenture and how the brand originated in 1994.
- Inspired by a simple DOS-based hotdog stand game.
- Used in schools and universities around the world.
- Not just for students but owners and managers too.
- Played by millions.
- No (one) straight path through the simulation(s).
- We learn the difference between GoVenture and Monopoly.
- So simulations are meant to be short – these games can span from hours to years.
Entrepreneur is a business simulation that starts with running a lemonade stand, then a kiosk, then a full business.
Once mastery is achieved in Entrepreneur, players can move to CEO and World.
Learn Mark’s Favorite Answers to These Questions
- How do you address culture in an online simulation?
- What’s better? Simulations or case studies?
- Why do business owners play this game?
Books Mentioned by Mathew Georghiou
Mathew does a lot of micro reading. But we did learn about a few books he has liked over the years.
What is Mathew’s Favorite Podcast?
Sorry, I’m not telling, but this week, I’m listening to a few shows of this long-run production which is considered one of the best on Apple iTunes.
You Can Also Find Mathew On Quora
That’s how I met Mathew – through Quora, and his answers are always readable and informative. Here’s a perfect example –