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#InsightsIn5: The Pursuit of Magic Dragons!


During the past five and a half months in lockdown, my twelve-year-old daughter has become somewhat of an expert in the game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild. I have become an armchair fan myself but for different reasons!


For those of you who haven't entered the world of Zelda, Link is an elf-like character in his pursuit to rescue the Kingdom of Hyrule from the evil of Ganon building a stash of gadgets and tools along the way to help. Just like in business, Link must take advantage of all the tools available and seek out new in order to evolve, grow, and thrive.


As I sit there and watch the journey unfold, I find myself fascinated by the comparison of video games of the past with this, what I could only describe as a work of art and genius by Japanese game designers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka, published by Nintendo.


Beyond the discovery of new lands, and of shrines, and the various trials to complete, Zelda is an example of the art of possibility. How the Pacman, Space Invaders, Super Mario of yesterday have developed and evolved into a virtual world so realistic that you could easily be immersed and even get lost.


I have often pondered the parallels in our own business, innovation, and progress in the world of work.


In a previous article, I wrote about, The Problem About Innovation, Is RISK! and how traditional organizations are simply not designed to encourage, never mind incentivize risk.