Joi and Loic, talking about online games

Video isn't as easy to consume as reading a blog, right? True. But why do I like it so much? Because it's a lot easier to see the true personalities come out. Both of these guys have had a huge impact on what I do. Joi is a Japanese venture capitalist (among other things). Loic runs Six Apart Europe. Very smart guys. And now you get to learn from their experiences.

8 thoughts on “Joi and Loic, talking about online games

  1. I heard Joi speak at Aula in Helsinki where that vpodcast was shot and I think he is on to something. Managing a 200 person guild at the speed of WoW must teach something about management in general. Building my companies I many times use blogs as CVs of a kind. Running a Guild may soon be seen as a plus as well in the hiring, partnering process. Having said all this I can´t stand either golf or WoW.

  2. I heard Joi speak at Aula in Helsinki where that vpodcast was shot and I think he is on to something. Managing a 200 person guild at the speed of WoW must teach something about management in general. Building my companies I many times use blogs as CVs of a kind. Running a Guild may soon be seen as a plus as well in the hiring, partnering process. Having said all this I can´t stand either golf or WoW.

  3. Gotta say I found Joi a lot more interesting till he became a WoW junkie, now his blog is just stacking up unread posts in my RSS readser. I have two truly WoW addicted (as in no job, scrounging to pay fees, play parhaps 14 hours a day) friends and it’s just sad. As someone pointed out recently, the game itself is fairly repetitive, and if its the social side you’re after surely there are better ways than paying Blizzard.

    esus

  4. Gotta say I found Joi a lot more interesting till he became a WoW junkie, now his blog is just stacking up unread posts in my RSS readser. I have two truly WoW addicted (as in no job, scrounging to pay fees, play parhaps 14 hours a day) friends and it’s just sad. As someone pointed out recently, the game itself is fairly repetitive, and if its the social side you’re after surely there are better ways than paying Blizzard.

    esus

  5. Joi taking about video games, geeeeee imagine that, not like I woulda expected Nuclear Engineering or Neurological Research. Joi went from ‘Emergent Democracy’ to World of Warcraft (“the new golf”), which ironically is a major intellectual step-up. But please, if he starts on his Al-Goreism Global Warming Doomsday Screed hawk up, I think I will scream. Smart? Try full of himself, and locked into virtual worlds, talking about what *HE* thinks be important. Topics are interesting, cult of personalities not so much, podcasters when they start to think in terms of broadcasting and MILLIONS (instead of thousands) will learn that soon enough. It’s like 60 years of audience mearurement, research and data, washed away, as the ‘internet changed everything’. No it didn’t.

    This podcast reminds me of those music-only types that talk up endless and pointless musical trivia eternally. If you get trapped into talking with them at parties, you glance over shoulder, run, silently scream and forever hide. But now thanks to the internet you can podcast the droning all up…wheee. I am sure some market for it, but nearly an hour of Joi, basically saying virtual games are “cool”, I don’t see the ROI there. But then good narrowcasting to whomever, but I suspect most will just run, scream and hide.

  6. Joi taking about video games, geeeeee imagine that, not like I woulda expected Nuclear Engineering or Neurological Research. Joi went from ‘Emergent Democracy’ to World of Warcraft (“the new golf”), which ironically is a major intellectual step-up. But please, if he starts on his Al-Goreism Global Warming Doomsday Screed hawk up, I think I will scream. Smart? Try full of himself, and locked into virtual worlds, talking about what *HE* thinks be important. Topics are interesting, cult of personalities not so much, podcasters when they start to think in terms of broadcasting and MILLIONS (instead of thousands) will learn that soon enough. It’s like 60 years of audience mearurement, research and data, washed away, as the ‘internet changed everything’. No it didn’t.

    This podcast reminds me of those music-only types that talk up endless and pointless musical trivia eternally. If you get trapped into talking with them at parties, you glance over shoulder, run, silently scream and forever hide. But now thanks to the internet you can podcast the droning all up…wheee. I am sure some market for it, but nearly an hour of Joi, basically saying virtual games are “cool”, I don’t see the ROI there. But then good narrowcasting to whomever, but I suspect most will just run, scream and hide.

  7. I think the guys are very articulate, and that certainly plays a major part in “why it works”. Can’t say the same for every video blogger out there…

  8. I think the guys are very articulate, and that certainly plays a major part in “why it works”. Can’t say the same for every video blogger out there…

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