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John Seely BrownVeteran researcher John Seely Brown says some accomplished World of Warcraft players would probably make great employees. “I would rather hire a high-level World of Warcraft player than an MBA from Harvard,” he states at the top of a video republished this week for Big Think.

Brown says that WoW achievers stand out because of their passion for the game and their willingness to succeed in an environment that is largely devoid of meaningful bonus-based structures. He also comments on the nature of guild politics and their usefulness in preparing people.

“These guilds are truly meritocracy-based,” Brown explains. “So even if you were the leader of this particular high-end raid, at the end you do an after-action review, and [during] the after-action review each person is open to total criticism by everybody else.”

Massively’s Karen Bryan offered her own take on Brown’s assertions in a fall 2012 edition of The Guild Counsel. Check out the original video after the cut; the new edition of the video is available only on YouTube.

I can see why he would say this. I mean it does not apply to most / almost all of the readers of massively/wow but instead he is talking about the top raiders (paragon, nihilium , vodka, method) and then he has a point. Those if they acted the same way at work as they did in wow would be the dream of any boss. They are resourceful and wont just quit when something doesn’t succeed. Besides some of them probably also have a good understanding in ICT not all but some. More news story, please attention Wow Powerleveling.

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