Destination Imagination Here We Come!

Next Tuesday I’m heading to Knoxville, Tennessee for the Global Finals of Destination ImagiNation, Inc. (DI).  DI is an extraordinary non-profit organization that provides educational programs for students to learn and experience creativity, teamwork and problem solving. Every year, they reach 125,000 students across the U.S. and in more than 30 countries. Their core program [...]

The Coster Family

If you know me well, you know one of the best things (and there are many) that I LOVE about my job is getting to know the Toy and Game Industry people. Heading Inventor Relations, I have the privilege of meeting really cool people all over the world. At Mary Couzin’s ChiTAG event in November, [...]

I’m Back!

Okay, I’m embarrassed to say it’s been over a year since I posted to my blog.  I could give you so many excuses, I’m too busy doing other job responsibilities, I was confused about what I should actually write about, I didn’t know anymore what the focus should be for my blog, etc…  After all, [...]

Gathering 4 Gardner - Celebration of Mind

Martin at Home Dec 2009

As you know Martin Gardner passed away on May 22, 2010.  I wrote about my own reaction in an earlier post.  That post was a direct result of me calling my friend, Mark Setteducati, and expressing to him my deep sadness with Martin’s passing and not knowing how to deal with it.  [...]

NCTM San Diego

Bill, Myself and Charlotte

In April 2010 I was accepted to speak at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference about ThinkFun and our problem solving initiatives.  I was pleased to speak to a full house of 150 teachers.  ThinkFun has a large teacher fan base and their insight about our puzzles is incredible. 

Bill Ritchie, CEO [...]

Good times at G4G9!

G4G9 had incredible organized events.  Both at these and at the impromtu happenings, I met and connected with some really incredible people.  It wasn’t always centered around discussions about puzzles, mathematics and magic,  (most of the time, just not ALL of the time) sometimes it was belting out tunes at the piano or hanging out in the lobby.

Tom Rodgers hosts [...]