Clash of Clans Reminds Me of Business
Oct 28 2014

Clash of Clans icon.jpgMy 12 year old son made an interesting statement while we were driving to soccer practice today.  He said that Clash of Clans, a game he plays often on my iPhone and the mini-iPad that he and his sister share, is like business.  He said it out of the blue.  He hears me and his dad talk about businesses and companies often.

I asked him why he thought that and he said because you can join clans, you have to find clans, and then sometimes people are nice or not nice in those clans.  You can leave clans, some you can just join, some you have to be invited to join, and others you have to ask to join.  You can leave a clan if they are not nice or they don’t give you good materials.  You can get kicked out of a clan if the clan doesn’t like you.

He asked me if there were wars in business, and I told him that there are competitors that companies “war” against, but they don’t typically try to literally kill each other like they do in the game. 🙂

I was impressed that he came up with the analogy. I guess he’s been paying more attention than I thought to our conversations about our experiences in business.

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2 Comments on “Clash of Clans Reminds Me of Business”

  1. 1 Jeffrey F. said at 8:40 AM on October 29th, 2014:

    Yes, those little ears pick up everything. That is why my oldest son elected not to go to college. He would hear me with my startup companies and then ask me how I learned about doing them, and I told him you just have to do it.. There is no school for entrepreneurship… he then came to the conclusion that going to college would just be getting ready to work for ‘the man’ and he would rather work for himself…so he is.

  2. 2 Aruni said at 9:48 PM on November 23rd, 2014:

    @Jeffrey – There is definitely no book learning that prepares you for business. I think you can learn things from professors and some case analysis that can help you avoid mistakes others have made though. I also think having some “working for the man” experience can give you perspective and help you be a “better man” that people eventually work for! 🙂