Why Closing Oculus Story Studio is a Good Thing for VR

Facebook announced today that they’re shuttering Oculus Story Studio. Judging by the reactions I’m seeing in my Facebook feed, the VR/AR community is a mixture of shocked and saddened. There’s little of the schadenfreude that accompanied news of Palmer Luckey’s departure. Maybe it’s harder to revel in the misfortune of a rodent who just wants…

Workhorses, Catalysts, and Visionaries

I have a theory that there are three types of workers in any enterprise—workhorses, catalysts, and visionaries. I’ve spent most of my career as a workhorse and it occurred to me recently that I’m evolving into a catalyst. The bulk of my workhorse years happened between 1998 and 2011. My first corporate job was as…