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Science of Success: You Need to Work Less and Play More!

Play harder if you want to work better.

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You learn a lot about business studying play.

I’ve been teaching design and working in the toy industry for over two decades, and one of the biggest takeaways I have is about how universally important play is. In fact, in my humble opinion, we’ve turned the truth on it’s head. We equate children with play through a hierarchical lens. We see play as a fun and potentially helpful learning ‘stage’ that children grow up and out of. It’s like the training wheels for real life. But the truth is the opposite. Children play not because they are ‘unformed’ or ‘unenlightened’ adults, but because they are drawn to the most natural and beneficial activities for humans.

In adult terms, I would argue that play has the biggest ROI of any activity I know. Here’s why.

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