Life and leadership lessons from Dungeons & Dragons

1. Know who you are

Knowing and accepting who you are is the most important thing to do in D&D and life in general.

2. Know what you want

In our adventure we began hearing rumors of the Master, the root of evil in our world.

3. Parlay first, fight second

When we started our quest, we would engage in battle as soon as we encountered an enemy. We won these battles but they were painstaking. We had to fight enemies one at a time. Our characters were weak and inexperienced. The risk of death was real.

My D&D game. From left to right: John, Taylor, Luke, Liz & George

Author of “This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World”; Cofounder of Kickstarter; Bentoist; http://www.ystrickler.com

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