After the game in the picture below I couldn’t help myself emailing a friend about it the following. I don’t know if I’m more proud or ashamed and if it’s from the high score or the poem.
Look on my high score, ye mighty, and despair!
You met a geek from an antique land
Who emailed: “Sixteen small and colored numbered tiles
Stand on my screen. Near them, on my Aeron,
Half sunk, my procrastinating self sits, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that two-oh-four-eight well my time wasted
Which yet passes, composing this poetic note,
The hand that moved tiles and the eyes turned red:
And on the screen these words appear:
‘My name is Spodek, player of pointless games:
Look on my high score, ye mighty, and despair!’
No work beside completed. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
His actual deadlines stretch far unmet.”
[EDIT 2: It turns out people play versions where you can undo, which I think explains some incredibly high scores.]
[EDIT 3: My latest highest score:
Learn to make Meaningful Connections
with a simple, effective exercise from my book, Leadership Step by Step.
- Step by step instructions
- Video examples of me and Marshall Goldsmith
- An excerpt from my book