Tag Archives: Game mechanics

Crappy innovations make way for better innovations

Games. Mobile. Happiness.

All three words are interconnected today. Over the weekend I read a fascinating article on the NYTimes about our addiction to Angry Birds, Zynga and other ‘Stupid Games’.

These so called stupid games are considered innovative because they’ve made gaming accessible to casual gamers. People who never sat down and used a controller to play games on a console, are know playing low-skill games on their mobile phones while waiting in lines at the bank, while on the bus, while seated on first-class, while having a conversation with a friend.

Pretty much everyone is a gamer today.

How to create a new business model

Competition in industries is essentially competition between business models. A recent , which led to a post about the , reminded me of a great creative exercise to help you look at your and other industry’s dominant business model as a lego kit.

You can then break them down and, like a builder, reconnect them like building blocks to create new business concepts.