Lessons You Need to Learn
Some people collect hockey cards, others art, but Andy collects valuable business and life lessons. With a career spanning more than four decades, from co-founding the world famous Just For Laughs Festival to being a global pioneer in mobile gaming and entertainment, he’s learned more than his fair share of important lessons, compiling hundreds of them in the process. In a speech customized for your specific themes and needs, presented like a poppy Buzzfeed list, Andy will dig into his database, share the lessons you need to learn to drive your company, motivate your attendees…and ensure that you don’t have to make the same mistakes he did.
Let’s Play Life
“Gamification” is more than a mere buzzword; with fantasy sports now a $32 billion business in North America alone, applying game principles to real-life events is on its way to becoming pervasive. With his new company “Play The Future,” Andy is driving this trend by gamifying everything from the weather to big brands’ daily sales results, with the premise that “if it can be measured, it can be played.” Heeding a battle cry of “Life’s a game,” are today’s dull spreadsheets tomorrow’s interactive, competitive entertainment? Find out more with this insightful, visionary look into what’s coming.
My Biggest Failure
One of Andy’s credos is “today’s failure is tomorrow’s back-slapping story over beers.” No matter what your worst personal catastrophe may be, it pales in comparison to his…something he will prove in “My Biggest Failure,” an examination of how and why things go wrong, and what they ultimately mean. Presented with cringe-worthy video captures of Andy’s disaster of disasters, audiences will be relieved to learn that failure is a temporary state, feel better about themselves…and be thankful that they are not Andy.
Beyond the Keynote
Interactive Presentation | Risk—The National Anthem
So many people talk about risk, but so few people actually take them. In a veritable “walk of the talk,” Andy will examine the benefits of risk, outline the steps needed to feel more comfortable embracing the concept, and top it off with a literal “fly or die,” stopwatch-timed, nail-biting, high-risk event—composing an improvised “National Anthem” about your company or event based on suggestions from those in the audience.
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