My name is Jim Hart and I love to develop games for the arts entrepreneurship classroom. Jim Hart, Director of Arts Entrepreneurship at SMUThis site offers some of the games I have designed. I’ll be posting a new game each week for the next 34 weeks.

Feel free to explore and use these games for your own purposes. If you do, please let me know and share your experience. I am sure I can learn from your input. Click the following link to read all about “Why Games?

Have fun!

Jim Hart

Director of Arts Entrepreneurship at SMU, Meadows School of the Arts

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Book Released in April

Please take a moment to see my upcoming book information and the newly released book cover! You can click on the cover to see information from the publisher’s website (Edward Elgar, Ltd.).

James Hart Book Cover

Thank you for your support!

Jim Hart

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Update on Book 2

The following is an update on my book Classroom Exercises for Entrepreneurship: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach.

The book, being published by Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd., includes 65 original exercises to teach entrepreneurship. With a structure offering games, simulations demonstrations and exercises, numerous entrepreneurial topics are explored to help instructors offer experiential exercises in their classrooms.

Now the book is making its way through the publishing process. The editor has approved it, the cover has been chosen and the marketing text written. The book has been assigned to a desk editor and passed along to a copyeditor.

I’m excited about this process and appreciate your interest in the book’s development and progress. Readers, like you, have made this book possible.

If you are an educator and have used exercises from this blog, I would love to know what school you represent.

Thanks for checking in often,


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USASBE Podcast Interview

I recently participated in an interview for the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) podcast. I spoke about how entrepreneurship is a creative process, experiential exercises, the importance of play,  and what business students can learn from the arts.

Thanks for checking it out and sharing your thoughts!

Podcast Interview: http://apple.co/2zO4i4O


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Update on Book

Update on the book I’m writing, to be published by Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd.:

My contract asks that the book be no longer than 80,000 words. I’ve been asked to have a minimum word count of 60,000. So far, I have logged 68 original exercises (with more already created and to be written down soon). My word count is currently at Continue reading

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TEDx Talk on Teaching Arts Entrepreneurship via Games

Check out my TEDxSMU talk on teaching arts entrepreneurship through games. Jim Hart TEDx SMUSome of the games on this blog are explained (and offer fun results) and some interesting data presented. Here is a link to that TEDx Continue reading

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Book Deal with Edward Elgar Publishing!

I am so happy to share that I have signed a book deal with Edward Elgar Publishing toEE-Logo write a book on cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship games and exercises for the classroom. Thank you, each of you who have read about my games, used them in your own classrooms and helped to make these games/exercises better through sharing your experiences and thoughts with me. Your opinions and experiences are invaluable.

If you would like to know when the book comes out (it will take a bit of time, as I’m writing it now), please subscribe to this blog.

Many thanks!

Jim Hart

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