Reading western articles about leadership and management is always inspiring. After an executive lost the company several million dollars in a risky venture, expected to be fired, instead was told by his boss – “You can’t be serious. We’ve just spent millions of dollars educating you!”
In contrast with the famous Chinese saying – It doesn’t matter whether it is a white cat or a black cat, a cat that catches mice is a good cat. Both ways seemed world apart.
And of course there is also the local way of doing things, which goes faster, better, and cheaper.
As a founder of a small game studio, I would really wish to spend several millions dollars educating my team, and of course i would always want to hire any game developer who can make games that rake in millions. It doesn’t matter if you are white or black, green or blue, if you are one please drop me a call
Since I do not have several millions, I got to be a bit thrifty, if only I could effectively communicate out the mistakes I have made, that would save up quite a bit. Of course telling somebody that there are a dragon behind the door is almost not going to work unless they see some smoking carcasses lying around. It will take a long time fighting together to establish that trust, but it is worth it.
I enjoy watching america idol, and the x-factor. I love how some contestants sing and show off their creative spark. In a way game developers are like musicians, there is a piece of themselves which is unique, which other people want to experience, and that is something I wish bring out from everyone in my team. It is not so much about earning the millions, but to find a stage, and the audience for them to perform. The business behind Autumn Dynasty seems pretty silly, selling a Chinese pseudo historical war game to western audience on the phones, or maybe it is the spark which shine brightly from behind the screen which attract the crowd.
Looking back, maybe there was never a right way of doing things, just like the creative spark, maybe everyone have their right way of doing things. You just got to believe in yourselves.