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| Posted in Business Leadership

How to Become a Great Leader – Part 1

What is Your Superpower? This is Part 1/4 of my leadership series speech that I have given to companies, conferences and teams around the country. The links to the other parts are list below. Part 1: What is […]


| Posted in Civics

The World of a Civic Engineer

I’ve spent much of my time over the past three years writing a book – Xbox Revisited:  A Game Plan for Corporate and Civic Renewal  – which amongst other things describes a new discipline I […]


| Posted in Civics

Finding Life’s Act II

The following guest blog post originally appeared on Maria Shriver’s website. Finding Life’s Act II: How I Went From “Chief Xbox Officer” to “Civic Engineer” We all remember being asked, “What do you want to […]


| Posted in Business Career Leadership

Develop Your Successful Game Plan

The interview below originally appeared on Skip Prichard’s website. Hitting Rock Bottom Robbie, the book is a wonderful read as both the inside story of the Xbox creation and then also about your personal goals […]


| Posted in Government Policy

Heart of an Immigrant

As I reflect on the 14th memorial of the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington, DC, I can’t help but wonder if we have lost sight of the real point. Certainly, every anniversary of these […]


| Posted in Xbox Revisited

Xbox Revisited

I am old enough to remember Steve Martin when he was a young(er) comedian on Saturday Night Live and then in movies like Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid and The Jerk. In the latter, there […]


| Posted in Civics Leadership

About Damn Time

I’m a committed believer in the importance of sports to drive important, positive social change (see The Sporting…Life).  Sport is a paradigm for so many things in life including leadership, perseverance, teamwork, commitment, graciousness, and […]


| Posted in Family

4th of July Tradition

Our family has celebrated July 4th on Whidbey Island for almost 20 years. Whidbey is about 30 miles north of Seattle and getting there requires a 20 minute ferry ride – sometimes with a long […]


| Posted in Xbox Revisited

Tradeshow 2 Step

Let’s get the reality out on the table early: I don’t love tradeshows. I suppose I was excited during my rookie season at Microsoft when I took my first business trip in 1988 to a […]


| Posted in Xbox Revisited

E3: Here We Go

With E3 right around the corner I thought I’d share with you a bit of Xbox history. E3 is always a stressful time of year for those involved in the video game and entertainment industry. […]