The Story of Gamer Zone
Every person who’s ever been in business experiences a failure eventually. Most hide those failures. This businessman didn’t – he wrote a book instead.
So what is The Story of Gamer Zone? Ages ago, a LAN Gaming center was opened at Harry & Broadway in Wichita, Kansas. For two years Gamer Zone was a gamer gathering point.
This is the story of Gamer Zone’s rise and eventual fall. It’s told from my perspective – the guy who took the most hours behind the counter, the guy who took responsability, and eventually the guy who took the fall. It covers all the successes and failures we, as a team had. It also covers the aftermath of such a failure.
There’s more than one way to look at the book – it’s either a historical account of a business, or it’s a learning tool. Take your pick. It’s geeky in some places, but the focus is on the business aspects, not the video games that were involved.
Originally, it was being written as a blog on what happened, and how to avoid making those mistakes. About 18,000 words into The Story of Gamer Zone’s blog version, I realized I had long since surpassed the original goal of a blog and was moving into the territory of writing a book.
And so it is now – The Story of Gamer Zone has a print version. The print version had major cleanups compaired to the much lower quality blog version. At the moment, the blog version is still on here and the first two chapters are available for free reading (which includes all the bad grammar, spelling errors, horrible editing… well, you get the idea. It was a blog.)
The Story of Gamer Zone is now also available through the App Store as a stand alone eBook! Simple and intuitive – swipe left or right to changes pages, and tap in the center to bring up the table of content. And if the text isn’t big enough, tap the magnifier in the upper right hand corner to change text size!
And not only is it the full book, it’s frequently updated with new content – The Story of Gamer Zone continues with content that didn’t make the original cut, more stories, and more business lessons learned!