Tony, put an idea in Brainstorm--we'll do an experiment: take IQ test, play Portal 2, take IQ test again. Might take the rest of the month to see effects. Should probably use the entire office for appropriate sample size.
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Eric Ries released his book "The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses" last September a good read even if you do normal development. http://amzn.to/sjyEjl
Best line from the book "Programmers at Work" so far: "Intelligence isn't a scalar quantity. It's a vector."... In regards to a discussion about intelligent people doing brilliant things that still end up counter to the best interests of the company.
I think Steve lost the customer perspective at NeXT. It was more about technology, style and proving the world that he could spin up another computer company, and less about understanding his customer.