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How to Excel at Both Strategy and Execution

For decades, we’ve often thought of leadership profiles in unique buckets—two popular varieties were the “visionaries”, who embrace strategy and think about amazing things to do, and the “operators”, who get stuff done. We intuitively knew that there must be leaders that span these areas, but in …

The Legend of the Five Rings living card game looks like a samurai dream

After more than a year of teasing, Fantasy Flight has finally taken the wraps off its living card game reimagining of Legend of the Five Rings – and, …

Tales from the Loop Invites You to Roleplay in the ’80s That Never Was

Middle school was the worst of days. Puberty, parents, school yard cliques, cybernetically enhanced birds attacking your sleepy town. For the …

Hong Kong mahjong: How the game is changing | CNN Travel

3 Powerful Lessons From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

Board Games Show How AI Systems Could Develop “Intuition”

Games demonstrate how computers could rule the world and make intuitive decisions for us.

Board Games

Google's AI continues to crush humans at ancient game Go

AlphaGo continues its reign of board game domination.<p>The AI program developed by DeepMind, a Google-owned artificial intelligence company based in the UK, has been secretly playing and beating some of the world's best Go players online. DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis revealed in a tweet Wednesday …

The most disruptive phase of globalization is just beginning

To properly understand globalization, you need to start 200,000 years ago.<p>Richard Baldwin skillfully takes on this daunting task in a new book, starting all the way back with the hunter-gatherers. For too long, he says, traditional analysis of trade has been too narrow, he argues.<p>The economist, who …

Globalization

The 9 Best iPhone Apps of 2016

Apple unveiled its Best of 2016 apps earlier this week, and included everything from MSQRD’s very cool face filters, to Detour’s guided walking tours of interesting cities, and, of course, <i>Vogue</i>’s up-to-the-minute digest. And so what better time to weigh in on what we found to be the most crucial …

4 Golden Rules to Live by in your Content Marketing

Content marketing investment continues to rise. But with bigger investment comes bigger risk in a competitive marketplace. Here are 4 rules I live by to minimise the risk of failing in content marketing.<p>There's more budget being allocated to content marketing than there ever has been. We're seeing …

14 Growth Hacks To Get 20 Million Views

Growing your business can be tough.<p>In the past you cold called, built business networks and advertised in print. If you were into guerilla marketing …

The darker side of machine learning

While machine learning is introducing innovation and change to many sectors, it also is bringing trouble and worries to others. One of the most worrying aspects of emerging machine learning technologies is their invasiveness on user privacy.<p>From rooting out your intimate and embarrassing secrets to …

Machine Learning

Yes, the lead designer of ‘Civ VI’ totally wanted to mess with the way you play

By Hayley Tsukayama<p>, Reporter<p>“Civilization VI” is hitting store shelves today, and — while still familiar — it looks much different than it used to. But have you wondered why?<p>Ed Beach, the game’s lead designer, has had a long career designing video games and board games. He took the time to talk by …

Board Games

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Boardgames in Blighty reviews – Combat Infantry: WestFront 1944-45 by Columbia Games

<i>Boardgames in Blighty reviews – Combat Infantry: WestFront 1944-45 by Columbia Games</i><p>I haven’t written a game review in quite a while but I thought …

Board Games

France's Asmodee Group acquires 'Ticket to Ride' board-game maker Days of Wonder

French game distributor Asmodee Group has acquired Days of Wonder, the maker of the popular <i>Ticket to Ride</i> board game.<p>With the acquisition, Paris-based Asmodee Group will have a new foothold in the U.S. game market as well as access to Days of Wonder’s design team, which can make both paper board …

Top 11 Games and Experiences YTD

Three cheers to my Gen Con traveling buddy!Wow! I’ve already played more board games so far this year than I did all of last year!So far this year, …

Board Games

With Stellaris, Paradox finds the sweet spot between 4X and grand strategy

Stellaris’ biggest strength doesn’t appear to be its beautiful graphics, its expansive universe, its seemingly endless variety, or its fun pace of gameplay as you explore and build out and conquer your galaxy.<p>Its menus take that prize.<p>Paradox Interactive has built a reputation for thorny, twisty, …

International Relations

Footage of Unannounced Star Wars Game Emerges

Scum vs. villainy.<p>Footage of an unannounced Star Wars real-time strategy game emerged online overnight.<p>Originally uploaded to Vimeo by a user …

Content Marketing Is A Game -- Here's Your Strategy Guide

Most businesses understand the power of content marketing, and why it’s become so popular over the last few years, but many are averse to getting involved themselves. Why? In my experience, there are three reasons.<p>First, they think they don’t have the budget for it, not realizing that it’s possible …

How Paradox Development Studio makes its hit strategy games

Paradox Development Studio has been around in different forms since 1995, but it started operating as the studio we know today around the early 2000s. We have consistently raised the bar for ourselves with each release, culminating in the last three major releases from the studio — Crusader Kings …

List-Worthy

Google's Go Victory Is Just a Glimpse of How Powerful AI Will Be

An artificially intelligent Google machine just beat a human grandmaster at the game of Go, the 2,500-year-old contest of strategy and intellect …

Google: We have proof that our quantum computer really works

The company's new algorithm could hold the key to next-gen AI.<p>Google announced a breakthrough in the field of quantum computing Wednesday. The company thinks it's found a quantum algorithm that solves problems 100 million times faster than conventional processes. If confirmed, this discovery could …

Quantum Computing

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Samsung Releasing Smart Contact Lenses That Are Straight Out of Spy Movies

"Mission Impossible" was once a TV series, with commands given to the leader of a secret black-ops team via a tape recording, which was usually picked up at some secret but very public location (often a phone booth). Then the team went to work, devising incredible schemes to bring down …

Mission Impossible

Google: Useful artificial intelligence finally here

Spring may finally have arrived for artificial intelligence, Google executives said Friday.<p>But summer remains a ways off.<p>Speaking at the Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, executives said that artificial intelligence and machine learning have advanced to the point where they are …

Humans VS robots - meet the world champion who lost to Google's two-year-old computer program

Humans versus robots: How a Google computer beat a world champion at this board game - and what it means for the future<p>Illustration: David Stevenson<p>Earlier this year, 100 million people watched a Google-owned computer beat a (human) champion at Go, the world’s most complicated board game. So how …

Artificial intelligence beats human champion at the game Go!

What if a task that you thought only humans could perform, like playing a complex man-made board game, could now be done better by a machine? Sounds …

One of the best board games ever made is now live on Steam

Twilight Struggle is out now, and it is worth your time<p>Long before <i>Pandemic: Legacy</i> rocketed up the charts at Board Game Geek, there was another "best" board game of all time, and now it's playable on Steam.<p><i>Twilight Struggle</i>, the complex strategic wargame chronicling the entire Cold War, went live …

Star Wars Rebellion Review

There’s no need to bury the lede here – designer <b>Corey Konieczka</b>‘s <b>Star Wars: Rebellion</b> is the best <i>Star Wars</i> board game ever made and a complete …