Transcending Limitations and Staying Sane in a Remote Workplace with James Simmons, GameApart

James is an experienced tech executive and entrepreneur and while he initially created GameApart during the pandemic as a way for loved ones to connect virtually, this offering now extends beyond friends and family to the workplace and facilitates team building, culture, and employee wellness for all the remote workers of the world.



On this episode of Success as Scale, we welcome James Simmons, Founder and CEO of GameApart. GameApart allows people to play virtual games free of charge with their family, friends or co-workers over Zoom, FaceTime or Teams.


This is a very timely and relevant conversation about staying sane in remote workplaces and it also covers some of the bigger changes we are seeing in the world with things like the metaverse, blockchain, and Web3. But perhaps the most inspiring part of the interview is that, even with all of the truly fascinating tech talk, we see that success in life and work comes down to three fundamentally important things: passion, purpose, and people.


Episode Highlights:

  • James’ background in tech and about his company GameApart;

  • The remote working experience and the new normal;

  • James’ hobbies and interests;

  • The future of the gaming industry and the gamification of life;

  • A perspective on the current VC model;/

  • How to proceed when you feel it is time to change the rules and flip the script;

  • A powerful story of a formative experience that shaped who he is today;

  • James’ advice for times of uncertainty;

  • Staying productive even with lots going on in life and career;

  • Tips and insights for getting started in the gaming space.


James is a tech executive and entrepreneur. His most recent company was blockchain voting startup Everyone Counts, where he was CTO then CEO. He led the sale of the company in 2018, in a deal recognized by M&A Advisor as the “Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year”, and has spent his time since advising other startups and established software companies while looking for the next project to throw himself into. James is the Founder and CEO of GameApart. GameApart allows people to play virtual games free of charge with their family, friends or co-workers over Zoom, FaceTime or Teams. James created GameApart during the pandemic as a way for loved ones to connect virtually and to prioritize mental health.


 

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