Life Is but a Game

Life Is but a Game

I knew games were important - even a factor of everyday life, but Takashi Hashiyama has taken this idea and run with it, as detailed by The New York Times' Carol Vogel. The President of Japanese electronics company, Maspro Denkoh Corporation, recently suggested one of his favorite decision making tools, Rock Paper Scissors, to Christie's and Southeby's, who were deciding amongst themselves who should have the rights to auction off Maspro Denkoh's $20 million art collection.

Man, I wish I had a large organization over which I had authority to make decision and effect change so that I could use this fine decision making technique ... wait a minute! Hey guys, looks like we're doing that Barbie Horse Adventures review, after all!


Where I live, a recent Rocks Paper Scissors(aptly referred to as RPS) craze has caught on and is rampant. Interestingly enough, through frequent and daily duels, I've learned that RPS is a game of deep strategy....

There's definitely a mental aspect to it, Slybok. I enjoy getting into people's heads with RPS.

In my opinion, the best game for getting into people's head is still poker.

But granted, RPS has less of a base startup cost.

Even so, I prefer using a stopwatch and checking the last digit when I stop it for decision-making (inherently equivilant to rolling a 1D10).



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