Thursday, August 14, 2008

GXC on Y-Talk Radio with Bea Fields

I was interviewed the other day by Bea Fields on Y-Talk Radio, an online radio/podcast that "presents interviews, news and stories from some of today's most forward thinking Gen Y leaders." Y-Talk Radio is a part of her Millenial Leaders program, and Bea herself is an author, executive coach, consultant and entrepreneur.

Bea also featured the show on her blog, an excerpt of which is below:
"I had a great conversation last night with Matthew O. Brimer of GoCrossCampus. These guys are amazing, and they are bringing a new online social game to colleges and universities across the country. The game has caught my eye, as it teaches a wide variety of leadership and strategic skills (just by playing the game!) If you have not read the article in the New York Times from earlier in the year, you can read it here: Storming the Campuses."
You can listen to the interview in the widget below, or jump here to listen directly on Y-Talk Radio.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

GoCrossOffice, NERF-style

As you may know, GoCrossCampus has a older sibling. She's a suave corporate type in a snazzy suit, with a glint of mischief, fun, and love of competition in her eye. She knows how to combine work and play, and she's the 21st-century answer to the outmoded and ├╝ber-expensive corporate retreat or weekend training conference. Her name is GoCrossOffice, and she's the sister platform of GXC. The enterprise-level GoCrossOffice is similar in style to GoCrossCampus, but built as a white-label service for corporations as a custom-tailored teambuilding and leadership training package for employees. Thus far, Google, Vivendi, Digitas and Slingshot have all enjoyed critically successful GoCrossOffice games. (If you're interested in bringing GXO to your company, just let us know.)

So then, let's put seriousness aside for the moment and imagine taking this one step further. Take GoCrossOffice entirely off the computer, and set the whole thing in real-life. With NERF technology to boot. Employees battling it out in an epic intra-office competition. What would it look like? Well, it just so happens that there's a video online at Vimeo of this exact scenario entitled "The Great Office War". It's completely awesome, and sums up the spirit of GoCrossCampus nicely... in a humorous exaggeration, of course.

Check it out below: