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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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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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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USASBE Win via Games!

I was honored this January (2016) to receive the Special Recognition in Entrepreneurship Special Recognition in Entrepreneurship Education Innovation award USASBEEducation Innovation award (for a series of my original games) at the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) conference. USASBE is the largest private entrepreneurship conference in the world. The award process involved a blind peer-review process, followed by a live presentation competition with other finalists at the conference. The attendees voted on the winner.

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Taking Stock

If you are the arts entrepreneur, you are likely the person who is legally responsible for your business and, as a result, there is always something you could or should be doing.

It is easy to feel as though you are just treading water and not moving forward, not completing significant milestones, as there is so much that must be accomplished in the process of building a sustainable and profitable business. In order to keep our spirits up, maintain a healthy perspective and persevere, it is important to Continue reading

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Persona Ideation & 3 Ideas

This game is designed to teach students how to increase the probability of success with their original concept by creating with a specific person (persona) in mind. In this game, students are divided into pairs and each student identifies themselves as either A or B. They are asked to Continue reading

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