The Power of Play with Wendy Smolen

April 4, 2023
The Power of Play with Wendy Smolen

Wendy Smolen is a creative strategist in play, learning, and technology.

She's had an extensive career in evaluating, selecting, and writing about how, why, and with what people play.

She co-founded the Sandbox Summit@MIT, a forum exploring the way kids play, learn, and connect.

She is now leveraging her expertise, helping companies find the fun and the future in what they do.

We hope you enjoy this insightful (and fun!) conversation.

Discussion with Wendy Smolen:

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How play makes anything possible
  • Why play isn't the opposite of work
  • How play can stave off preventable diseases
  • Why gamification isn't always play and when you should use it
  • How daydreaming drives creativity
  • Why you might want to use play as dessert
  • How leaders can foster play in their teams

…And so much more!

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