We did two days in London with the EA group in Gilford. Both of these groups were enthusiastic and learned that it was two great days for finance. My son James was still along for the trip. He, my EA sponsor Andy Billings, and I found time to see two plays. First, we saw Shakespeare’s The Tempest in the famous globe theater and then concluded the trip by seeing Spamalot on the West End. We noticed some interesting similarities in these two productions but enjoyed them both. Both plays were about Knights, Kings and battles but they had somewhat different presentations. Of course both were very much British.
The classes in Guildford went well. The groups really enjoyed the EA financial game we play called Duality. A great game developed by the EA University team. Of course we could expect EA to develop a game that is what they do. In Duality teams compete in the development of a new game called Star Crusher with a goal to maximize the profits for that game. As the game progresses the teams are hit with several opportunities and challenges that effect their team health, game quality and risk. The teams have to be reviewed several times by their general manager to make sure they are on track. The game does a great job to help the class attendees see the connection of their day-to-day decisions on game development to the company profits. The game is a great way to connect what we teach in our Financial Intelligence class and is very effective for EA.