00:00:00 - Introduction
Welcome to episode one of The World According to, a podcast that digs into how amazing people have come to view the world in their own fascinating ways.
In this episode, I had the great pleasure of talking with Josh Whitkin, a legend of game design, the most playfully connected father I've ever had the fortune to witness in action, and a man with a great heart for friendship.
With his characteristic gift for generous self-reflection in full display, we explore education, game design, note-taking, choosing a last name, soccer, rainy days, and so much more.
I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.
Welcome to the world according to Josh Whitkin!
00:01:00 - Jenkite or Whitkin
00:03:20 - The hallmark of a good decision
00:04:55 - Note taking
00:07:50 - Conversation with your future self
00:12:00 - Growing up in the Oregon rain
00:14:30 - Early book influences
00:18:25 - Dreams
00:20:30 - High School in Eugene, OR
00:26:30 - Are there "angels" out there?
00:31:00 - Dropping out of high school
00:36:00 - After dropping out
00:41:20 - The Love of Soccer
00:47:00 - Start-up culture in the Bay Area
00:39:00 - Before the Bay Area in Michigan
00:50:30 - How did you know 3D modelling was your thing?
00:54:00 - Finding a job in the Bay Area
00:55:50 - Hustle and Hiring talent
00:58:00 - Getting a PhD
01.03.30 - PhD Focus: Activity/Goal Alignment
01:07:00 - Battle Food
01:09:45 - Games about depression and anxiety
01:23:00 - How do you merge the fun of soccer with that noble cause?
01:28:00 - Unlearning
01:35:00 - Advice for parents about schooling their kids in the era of quarantines
01:46:00 - Where you can find Josh