| 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. […]

| Posted in Family

Honoring Their Memory

The last Monday in May always fills me with mixed emotions.  It is a day when we remember those that have fallen in the service of our country and those that stood up for our […]

| Posted in Civics Family

The Meaning of the Dutch Word “Sterk”

If you’ve read any of my other blog posts (see Reform Interruptist or United We Stand) it is quite clear that I am passionate and patriotic about the United States.  My ancestors immigrated to the […]

| Posted in Government Policy

Obama’s Foreign Policy: Best We Can Get?

The Obama administration has focused a considerable amount of energy on foreign affairs over the past few months.  Three initiatives are of particular importance – moving toward normalized relations with Cuba, fighting the spread of […]